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RIBBON CUTTING - New business in town opens. Page 13 VARSITY ‘L’ BANQUET - The Laurel Varsity “L” banquet took place last week at Laurel High School. Page 45 LITTLE LEAGUE - Little League baseball and softball is in full swing. All-star tournaments begin at the end of the month. Photos page 47, allstar schedules page 52 STARS OF THE SEASON - The Laurel Stars of the Week were left out of last week’s paper. Page 48 WISE BEYOND HER YEARS - Six-year-old reaches out to others. Page 57

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Delmar, Md., Mayor Doug Niblett will be inducted into the Maryland Municipal League Hall of Fame during a dinner in Ocean City on Tuesday, June 27. The honor is bestowed on elected officials who have been in office for 20 years or more and who are nominate by a colleague. Niblett has been on the Delmar Commission since 1983. He became mayor in the spring of 1990 after serving as deputy mayor. Niblett said that citizens approached him about running for the council in Continued on page 10

CARRYING THE TORCH - The annual Torch Run to benefit Delaware Special Olympics was held last Thursday. Above, Delmar Police Chief Hal Saylor, center, is near the end of Delmar’s leg of the run along U.S. 13, and Laurel runners are about to take over. Accompanying Saylor are, from left, state policeman James Wharton, Delmar Police Sgt. Wade Alexander, Randy Lee, Laurel, of the state fire marshal’s office, and Michael Branch of the Delaware State Police. Lee is the chairman of the first leg of the run. He has participated in the fund-raiser for the last 12 years. See additional photos, page 11. Photo by Pat Murphy

Town council gets lesson on new way to encourage growth By Tony E. Windsor The town of Laurel is hoping to learn more about a fairly new concept designed to encourage growth. Town attorney James Waehler was on hand at the June 5 town council and reported on what he has learned about special development districts. State law allows such districts only in municipalities that have more than 50,000 people. Smaller towns that want to set them up have to change their charters to permit them. Bridgeville is the only Delaware town to have undergone such a charter change. According to town commission president Joe Conaway, because of that charter change the town is able to access revenue bonds to give the town money to pay for infrastructure. The town is using that authority to pay for development in Heritage Shores, a retirement community on the south edge of town. Contractors in the community build the infrastructure to the town’s specifications using the

town’s money. The developer saves money because the town is paying infrastructure costs; those savings are reflected in the prices of homes. Heritage Shores has been designated a special tax district. Residents receive a regular town tax bill and an additional special tax bill. The special tax money goes to satisfy the town’s bonds. Conaway said that, should Heritage Shores fail for any reason, the town is not liable for repayment of the bond money. A contractor hired by the town to administer the bond money has the authority to claim the land and buildings, which it will sell to satisfy the bond. Waehler told the Laurel Town Council that the benefit of a special development district comes when the town is able to cut the costs of construction. In exchange for the reduction in the costs of the construction project, he said, the developer may be willing to perform other special projects for the town, such as expansion of munici-

pal buildings, libraries and fire departments, which fall within the parameters of the guidelines of the special development district criteria. Waehler cautioned the town council that, based on his research, there may be “down sides” to the development districts. He concluded that because this is a relatively new concept in municipal development, it is difficult to know with any degree of certainty how the concept may affect a community. One possible negative consequence is the creation of two classes of citizens, with property owners in the development paying higher taxes than those in the rest of town. “Basically you have the “old town” people paying lower taxes than the “new town people‚” Waehler said. “This could create an angry group of citizens. No one really knows how this could eventually play out.” He also said that, although developers may say that because the town is Continued on page 10

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Groups take sides in issue over sheriff By Ronald MacArthur It appears that battle lines are being drawn in the continuing issue involving Sussex County Sheriff Robert L. Reed. On one hand, the Sussex County Chiefs Council, a group of 18 police chiefs, have voted to censure Reed for overstepping his authority and “being counterproductive to Sussex County and law enforcement and public safety,” according to a letter sent by the organization to the county. Yet, the Fraternal Order of Police in Sussex County has publicly expressed support for Reed’s mission to expand the powers of the sheriff’s office. On the state level, Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf (D-Rehoboth Beach), who is a retired Delaware state trooper, has introduced legislation that would clarify the powers of the sheriff and state that the person in the office does “not have police powers.” In the state, personnel in the sheriff’s department have delivered court papers, transported prisoners and conducted sheriff’s sales. Since he was elected in 1998, Reed has expressed interest in expanding the scope of the county sheriff’s office so that it would function as a law enforcement agency, contrary to the feelings of members of the Sussex County Council. An attorney general’s opinion has ruled that sheriffs and deputies do not have the same powers as police officers under Delaware law. NOT IN MY STORE - Delaware is one of the few remaining states that does not allow the sale of beer in grocery stores, and it appears it will stay that way - at least for the next year. A bill to allow sales in grocery stores introduced by Rep. Roger Roy will not see the light of day in the General Assembly this session. Too many issues dealing with regulation, enforcement and the current liquor license laws forced the bill to be sidelined. The fate of the legislation will not be up to Roy who is retiring this November. Roy is the state legislator who sponsored legislation to allow Sunday sales of alcohol in the state. SOLDIER HAD HEART ATTACK - The cause of death of Army Staff Sgt. Darren Harmon, 44, of Bear is an apparent heart attack, according to a government official. Harmon died while at his base in Haditha, Iraq on June 3. He was a reservist serving with the 203rd Military Intelligence Battalion from Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. The veteran of Desert Storm and Comcast employee is survived by his parents, wife and four children. SMALLER COMMERCIAL INCREASE With towns everywhere raising electric rates, the city of Dover is taking a different approach to a new increase. As part of the upcoming July 1 increase, commercial users will see a smaller jump in rates than residential customers, which is usually the opposite. Commercial customers will be an average increase of 19 percent compared to a residential increase of 24 percent.



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Landlord told to put a water meter per rented house By Tony E. Windsor A Laurel landlord is frustrated by what he feels is an unreasonable response by town government in regard to an allegation that one of his properties is in violation of municipal water codes. Andy Tallion, who owns a single parcel of land on which sit three rental homes on Railroad Avenue, Laurel, was in attendance at a recent town council meeting to challenge the town’s contention that his three rentals should have three separate water meters. Currently, the three homes have one water meter monitoring the flow of water into the rentals. Tallion said he feels that it is unfair that the town expects him to pay for installing two additional water meters on the property when as landlord, he has always been responsible for paying for the water costs for the three rentals. He concluded that the parcel of land where the three homes are located is not large enough to be subdivided and therefore should be treated in the same manner as a single home parcel. He said any suggestion by the town that the property could be subdivided is “ridiculous.” He said the amount of open space on the property precludes it from consideration for subdivision. “People are entitled to certain living conditions,” he said. “We don’t want people living like animals. You can’t ride a

bike in the space that exists between these houses. There is no street there, so parking is a problem. Any thought of subdividing would prevent even enough space to park a car, unless you go onto someone else’s property. This is a unique situation and it deserves a unique resolution.” Representatives of Laurel Public Works and Code Department do not agree with Tallion’s assessment and feel the property could be subdivided and it should, in compliance to town codes, have a separate water meter and shut-off valves for each of the three rentals. Woody Vickers, Public Works Director, and Paul Frick, Chief Code Enforcement Officer, both attended the meeting and voiced opposition to Tallion’s contention that the properties do not need more than the one water meter. Both men said that by not expecting Tallion to have water meters for each rental, the town would be deviating from its already enforced policies. According to a report submitted to the council by Vickers and Frick, “All buildings that have been metered so far have been required to install a meter, pit and cover per building, regardless of how many units were in the building. No property owner has been allowed to supply three buildings from one meter. We feel a precedent/policy has been established and to deviate from this now could create problems.” Vickers added at the meeting that it is

his feelings that the intent of town codes governing water meters is such that individual meters and shut-off valves are necessary to assure that water issues involving one property do not infringe on any neighboring properties. He said the town would provide shut-off valves at no charge and should one of the properties have water problems that necessitate water being shut off for repairs, it would prevent having to shut water off to all three properties. Mayor John Shwed said the time had come when the issue needed to be resolved. “I agree with you, Mr. Tallion, this is indeed a unique situation,” he said. “It is very unusual, but the town is struggling with assuring fairness throughout the town. I think this comes down to two options. We either accept the recommendations of our two town officials, or we allow a very unique solution and accept one meter for your three rentals. One thing is for sure, regardless what decision we make, we will not make everybody happy.”

Laurel attorney James Waehler was in attendance at the meeting and when asked his opinion, he said it was more a question of policy than a legal issue. “I think this is a policy decision and could go either way,” he said. “This is not so much a legal discussion.” Councilman Don Phillips brought up an example involving properties on 7th Street owned by a local landlord that involved five homes being hooked up to one water line. In that case, the town forced the landlord to install five individual water meters and individual shut-off valves. Showing what appeared to be frustration with the amount of time being spent arguing the issue, Phillips motioned for a vote to be taken by the full council. The council voted unanimously to support the recommendations of the Public Works and Code Enforcement departments. Tallion has been ordered to install separate water meters for each of the three rental homes on the Railroad Avenue property.

Teens, pre-teens have own summer programs at library The Laurel Public Library invites area teens to have fun in the summertime. The Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program is open to students entering grades 7 through 12 from area public schools, private schools and homeschools. Teens earn entries into the grand prize limo ride drawing by reading books and completing review cards for each book they read. In August, nine teens will win a limo ride to Barnes and Noble in Salisbury to spend $25 gift certificates. Weekly teen programs begin on Monday, June 26, and include a Storytellers Club from 7 to 8 p.m. and a Teen Book Club from 8 to 9 p.m. In addition, on Fridays, July 7 and 21 and Aug. 4, teens can

enjoy food, friends, games and movies from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Library’s NightLife at the Library programs. Students who are entering 6th through 8th grades can find fun and friends at the Library’s TweenTime on Thursdays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., which includes a Craft Club, a Book Club and a Games Club. Tweens can attend any or all of these programs. Teens are also invited to apply for volunteer positions at the Laurel Public Library. For more information about the Laurel Public Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program, stop by, call 875-3184,or visit the Web site at

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or by calling the Laurel Chamber of Commerce, 875-9319. Deadline for applications is set for June 23 at noon. • Applications for the talent contest can be picked up at the Laurel Public Library, Bev’s Specs or by calling Bob Jones at 875-7767. The deadline for all entries, with no exceptions, will be June 26 at noon. • Craft and food vendor applications can be picked up at the chamber office (875-9319), or Bev’s Specs (875-8303). Deadline for vendors will be June 19 at noon. Parade applications can be picked up at Bev’s Specs, or by calling the Laurel Fire Department at 875-3081.

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Senior center plans events The Laurel Senior Center has planned the following: Friday, June 16 - 9:30 a.m., breakfast at Dutch Inn, shopping at Wal-Mart. Monday, June 19 - 9 a.m., shopping at WalMart; 12:30 p.m., kitchen bingo. Tuesday, June 20 - 9 a.m., exercise; 9 a.m., blood pressure; 10 a.m., bingo; 12:30 p.m., ride out. Wednesday, June 21 - 10 a.m., choir practice; 10:30 a.m., hymn sing; 11 a.m., Bible study; 12:30 p.m., family feud. There will not be a cov-

ered-dish dinner this evening. Thursday, June 22 - 9 a.m., exercise; 10 a.m., visiting Bridgeville Senior Center. Friday, June 23 - 9:30 a.m., shopping at WalMart.; 12:30 p.m., bingo. Monday, June 26 - 9:30 a.m., shopping at WalMart; 12:30 p.m., Super Market sweep. Tuesday, June 27 - 9 a.m., exercise; 10 a.m., Visitors from Bridgeville Senior Center. Wednesday, June 28 - A day in Ocean City; 10:30 a.m., hymn sing; 11 a.m., Bible study.

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Summer reading program under way The Laurel Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, which began on June 14, is in full swing and signups will continue throughout the summer. Upcoming events include a storytelling performance by TuckerTales on Wednesday, June 21, at 2 p.m., and a Children’s Book Festival for students in kindergarten through sixth grade on Wednesday, June 28, at 2 p.m. Both are free and open to the public. Regular weekly programs include preschool storytime on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Preschool children are invited for a morning of stories, music and crafts. At OK BookTime at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, children in grades 1 through 6 are invited to enjoy

stories, games and projects for older kids. On Mondays, at 6 p.m., independent readers of all ages are encouraged to join the Library’s Acting Club, where they will have opportunities to perform in skits, Reader’s Theater and even a real play. Students who are entering sixth through eighth grades can find fun and friends at the Library’s TweenTime on Thursdays from 1:30-4:30 p.m., which includes a Craft Club, a Book Club and a Games Club. For more information about the Laurel Public Library’s Children’s Summer Reading Program, stop by, call the library at 8753184 or visit the Web site

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Bank of Delmarva celebrating 110th anniversary by Bonnie Troxell Established in 1896, The Bank of Delmarva is celebrating 110 years of serving the banking needs of businesses and citizens in Sussex County, Del., and Wicomico County, according to Edward M. Thomas, president and chief executive officer. “Our staff is planning now for a fall celebration,” reports Thomas. “So far, we have decided on a live remote at a new branch and other promotions. Final plans have not been completed as yet. “During our fall celebration, we will be emphasizing the bank’s commitment to the community and the advantages of a local bank for businesses and individuals. “One of the greatest advantages to our customers is to be able to sit down with a branch manager or the bank president and get a quick response to their requests without all the bureaucratic red tape of a large company. All decisions are made locally by management and a board of directors who know the markets and economic conditions. That’s one of the many strengths of The Bank of Delmarva.” Until nine years ago, the bank was known as The Bank of Delmar, but when it expanded into Delaware, the name was changed to The Bank of Delmarva. Today, the bank has five branches in Wicomico County and four branches in Sussex County.

Wicomico County branches are located in Salisbury, including Route 13 North, Old Ocean City Road, Eastern Shore Drive, and Nanticoke Road, as well as a branch in Delmar. In Sussex County, the branches are located in Laurel, Dagsboro, Seaford and Rehoboth. Thomas brings 30 years of experience to his position as CEO. He started his banking career as a management trainee in a very small thrift company, and he learned from the ground up. As president of the bank since 1990, he has witnessed its extended growth from a small institution to a bank which has grown large enough to serve a wide range of business customers. “Sometimes people don’t realize that our bank has grown large enough to provide commercial banking services for most of the businesses in our markets. “Not only do customers get a quick response to their banking needs, they also have access to convenient on-line business banking, on-line cash management, TeleBANC services 24 hours a day/seven days a week, as well as other banking services, such as checking, savings, a variety of consumer loans, commercial and business loans, home mortgages and home equity loans, VISA credit cards, and certificates of deposit. The bank also offers stock and bond brokerage services through Delmarva Investment Services. “We have a wide range of

competitive products and services. We had a banner year in 2005 in which our after-tax profit was $3.9 million, which exceeded the previous year by more than 50 percent,” comments Thomas. Delmar Bancorp, the financial holding company which owns The Bank of Delmarva and Hanna, Kremer & Tilghman Insurance Inc., had total assets exceeding $300 million at year end 2005. Chartered as the Bank of Delmar on December 14, 1896, by a group of businessmen and farmers, the bank opened for business on May 4, 1897, in Delmar, then a thriving railroad town. “The Bank of Delmarva is very proud of the fact that it has remained an independent, fullservice community bank. Still locally owned, the bank policies are set by the Board of Directors,” says Thomas.

The Bank of Delmarva is the sole owner of Delmar Insurance Agency, Inc., which is engaged in the sale of limited types of insurance products including annuities, life, disability and longterm-care insurance. The annual meeting of the stockholders of Delmar Bancorp is May 16 at the newly acquired administrative building at 2245 Northwood Drive, Salisbury. As the bank has grown over the past 16 years, so has the need for office space. Thomas said that to address that need, the bank recently purchased and renovated the building at 2245 Northwood Drive, Salisbury. Most of the bank’s back-office staff now works in that building. Thomas also reports that the bank believes in commitment and involvement to the community. “Last year, the bank’s contributions and donations totaled

$90,000, and this doesn’t include the time that our people contributed. “Larry Dernulc, senior vice president, was recently president of the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce. Bob Core, business development officer, is the president of the local SCORE chapter. Stacy Mills, our marketing director, was the local chair for the annual American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life campaign. The bank also contributes to Peninsula Regional Medical Center, the YMCA, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, Salisbury University and Wor-Wic Community College.” Thomas is currently chair of the Salisbury University Foundation, which promotes, sponsors and carries out educational, scientific and charitable purposes and objectives for the benefit of SU and its students.

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Bridgeville is using special taxes to pay for development Continued from page 1

IN TOKEN OF THEIR FRIENDSHIP - Exchange student Frank Bosquin, Belgium, graduated with the class of 2006 at Laurel High School. Above, he presents a Belgian flag to class member Alie Parrott, left, and Blaire Walker, during commencement ceremonies June 1.

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The annual Torch Run to benefit Delaware Special Olympics took place last Thursday. Above, John Galaska of Bethel, representing the state fire marshal’s office, passes the torch to Laurel Police Officer Charles Campbell. Campbell ran 3 miles in the fundraiser. Galaska has been running in the event for more than seven years To the left is Scott Workman with the Delaware State Police. Photos by Pat Murphy

Volunteers with the run were, from left: John Galaska, Bill Goins, unidentified, Delmar Police Chief Hal Saylor, Mike Goins, Sgt. Robert Remo, Ed Ferro, Delmar relations officer Ken Church and John Lattomus from the fire marshal’s office.



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Can your business survive a storm? Many never recover ...43 percent of companies experiencing a catastrophic data loss never recover, and half of them go out of business within two years. Last year hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses were destroyed, and billions of dollars were lost in the destruction caused by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma. The Atlantic hurricane season started June 1. The U.S. Small Business Administration is urging homeowners, renters and businesses to take steps to protect their lives and property now. “Last year’s Gulf Coast hurricanes and th-e recent flooding in New England are reminders that no matter where you live, there’s always the potential for a major disaster,” said SBA Administrator Hector V. Barreto. “These catastrophes should remind us of the need to be prepared, to have a plan not just to survive disaster, but to recover quickly.” Businesses should consider “business interruption insurance,” which helps to cover operating costs during the post-disaster shutdown period. Flood insurance is essential. Most of the 143,000 disaster loans made by the SBA after the Gulf Coast hurricanes were for flood damage. To find out more about the National Flood Insurance Program, visit Making sure your home or business property is less vulnerable by identifying possible hazards, developing a plan which includes establishing escape routes, keeping emergency phone numbers handy and saving copies of important business and personal records off-site are critical disaster preparedness strategies suggested by the SBA. A University of Texas study reports that 43 percent of companies experiencing

a catastrophic data loss never recover, and half of them go out of business within two years. So businesses, and for that matter anyone who owns a home computer, should back-up financial records and other vital information stored on hard drives. SCORE, a non-profit association that serves as counselors to small businesses, suggests that those files should be stored in a portable lockbox offsite, at least 500 miles away. More preparedness tips for businesses, homeowners and renters are available at The Institute for Business and Home Safety,, also has information on protecting your home or business. The federal government’s is another helpful resource. Through a partnership with the Hartford, the SBA also offers on online Webinar on preparing your business for disaster. Access the site by clicking and selecting “Surviving Beyond Disaster.” To date, the SBA has approved more than 146,500 disaster loans for $9.54 billion to survivors of the Gulf Coast hurricanes. The SBA makes low-interest loans to homeowners, renters and non-farm businesses of all sizes following a disaster declaration by the President. Homeowners may borrow up to $200,000 to repair or replace damaged real estate. Individuals may borrow up to $40,000 to cover losses to personal property. Non-farm businesses and non-profit organizations of any size may apply for up to $1.5 million to repair or replace disaster damaged business assets and real property. Small businesses that suffered economic losses as a direct result of the declared disaster may apply for a working capital loan of up to $1.5 million, even if the property was not physically damaged. For more about SBA’s disaster assistance program, visit

KIWANIS CLUB GROWING - The Seaford Kiwanis Club recently welcomed Stan Towers, Tanya Ricketts and Hollis Smack to its ranks. Tanya was sponsored by Rose Poole, Hollis by Norman Poole and Stan by Bryant Richardson. The club has added eight members in the past few months and is one of the largest Kiwanis Clubs on Delmarva with 58 members. From left are Bryant Richardson, Stan Towers, Norman Poole, Hollis Smack, Tanya Ricketts and George Beauchamp, membership chairman.


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Energy Summit focus on impact for businesses The State of Delaware, in partnership with statewide business organizations, has announced keynote speakers and featured exhibitions for the “Delaware Business Energy Summit” on June 20 at the Dover Downs Hotel & Conference Center. Steve Rosenstock, manager of Energy Solutions for Edison Electric Institute (EEI), and Gov. Ruth Ann Minner will discuss the significant impact that the cost of energy has on Delaware’s businesses and its economy. EEI is an association of U.S. shareholder-owned electric companies and international affiliates; its members serve the majority of all electric utility ultimate customers in the nation and generate almost 60 percent of the electricity produced by U.S. electric generators. Among the exhibitors, the Summit will feature traditional and alternative energy suppliers and consultants. The all-day event offers breakout sessions to provide information and cost-saving advice on the increased cost of energy. Attendees will choose from panel sessions on the topics of aggregated purchasing, funding for energy efficiency projects, savings through conservation and efficiency, industry-specific advice for retail food services, manufacturing, hospitality and agriculture. There will be detailed information given on these topics and more, including a new state fund offering rebates for energy-efficiency projects. Ed Jackson, founder and principal of Affinity Energy Manage-

ment will introduce the topic, “Aggregators, Brokers and Consultants: How They Can Save You Money,” and moderate a panel of business representatives with aggregated purchasing experience. A succeeding break-out session, “Where the Money Is: Federal, State and Private Funding Sources,” will be led by DEDO Director Judy McKinneyCherry, with expert panelists on available funding. Partners of the state for this event include: the Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO), Delaware Energy Office, Delaware Small Business Administration, Delaware Small Business Development Center, Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce, Association of Chambers of Commerce of Delaware, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), Delaware Department of Agriculture and Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership (DEMEP). The Delaware Business Energy Summit gives business owners and leaders the opportunity to gather information and tools for saving money on energy bills. The Summit begins at 7:30 a.m. and concludes at 5:30 p.m. Registration for the Delaware Business Energy Summit is required. Cost for admission is $30 with advance registration, $40 at the door. To register to attend the Summit, visit the Delaware Energy Office website at or call Bravo Events! at (302) 652-1222 to receive a registration form to return by fax or by mail.

Broker Post welcomes Larry Fink Broker Post Real Estate’s John Hanenfeld (Broker) and staff recently welcomed Larry Fink as a new agent. Fink recently completed his Real Estate training at Delaware Technical and Community College in Georgetown. Originally from Mario, Ohio, Fink attended Grove City College in Grove City, Pa. where he completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. While maintaining the rigors of an engineering curriculum at Grove City, Larry played four years of Division III basketball and was co-captain of the team his senior season.

Hired by the DuPont Company in 1978, he worked at the Cape Fear Site in Wilmington, NC, supporting the production of “Dacron” polyester. Transferred to the Seaford Nylon Plant in 1980, he has lived in Seaford since. Fink has 27 years at DuPont and brings the professionalism and customer service experience he gained at DuPont to his new clients at Broker Post. Fink has been married 15 years to Norah and has three children, daughters, McKinzie & Reilly, and son, Harrison; 14, 9 and 12 years old, respectively.

HAPPY HARRY’S OPENS NEW LAUREL STORE - The new Happy Harry’s in the Laurel Crossing (Laurel Square) Shopping Center opened Monday, June 12, with a ribbon cutting. From left are state Rep. “Biff” Lee; Alan Levin, president & CEO of Happy Harry’s; Joyce Shultie, store manager; Jane White, manager-intraining; Bev Arciuolo, president of the Laurel Chamber of Commerce; Chris Rimmer, pharmacist; Terry Wright, president of the Laurel Town Council; Laurel Mayor John Shwed; a customer, Don Dykes, chamber board; Carol Scarfi, chamber board; Alan Cole, chamber board; a customer, John Theofiles, chamber board. The new store has 12,000 square feet, one-third larger than the former store. The new store has a drive-thru pharmacy. Happy Harry’s recently became part of the Walgreen Corporation but is expected to retain Happy Harry’s name in many Delaware stores. Photo by Pat Murphy

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Education Bridgeville student honored by Johns Hopkins program James Willey, a student from Bridgeville, was recently honored at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children held by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY). Willey was invited to this awards ceremony sponsored by CTY ( based on an exceptional performance on a test given to fifththrough eighth-grade Talent Search participants. Seventh and eighth graders took the SAT or ACT, the same tests used for college admissions. Fifth and sixth graders took the PLUS, a test similar to the SAT scaled for younger students. Since 1979, CTY has sought the most academically able elementary- and middleschool students and encouraged their enrollment in the annual fall CTY Talent Search, open September through November. Students then test in December or January. The results of these tests give families a better idea of a child’s academic talents, particularly in comparison to the thousands of other academically talented students in the Talent Search. Students can also earn recognition at CTY’s awards ceremonies, and their test scores may qualify

them for CTY’s summer programs and distance education courses. In 2005 alone, over 83,000 students from 19 states and the District of Columbia participated in the Talent Searches offered through CTY. About 30 percent of the 16,500 fifth and sixth graders who tested this winter earned an invitation to CTY’s awards ceremony, and about 25 percent of the more than 30,000 seventh and eighth grade testers earned an invitation to an awards ceremony. Willey, who attends The Jefferson School, Georgetown, joined other award recipients at the recent state ceremony, and was individually honored by Johns Hopkins for his academic performance and promise. “In hosting these awards ceremonies, we want these bright children to have their day in the limelight for their academic talent and to celebrate their abilities, just as we celebrate excellence in athletics or the performing arts,” said Lea Ybarra, Ph.D., CTY’s executive director. “Many students recognized at our awards ceremonies already know that ‘being smart is being cool.’ But there are others for whom their abilities come as a surprise to them and

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cellent ratings. The mixed choir came in second place. Sussex Tech’s drum line received a superior rating and a first-place trophy. Members of the drum corps are: Brandon Snyder (Millsboro), Damian Billman (Bridgeville), Andrea Lentz (Ocean View), Robert Donophan (Laurel), Cortney Ward (Milton), Cherohn Brown (Seaford), Tony Savage (Rehoboth), Seth Truitt (Seaford), Josh Harris (Seaford) and Heather Baker (Laurel) and George Dodd (Georgetown).

Millsboro VFW commander Atwood Timmons was recently at Sussex Technical High School to present trophies to the winners of this year’s Voice of Democracy contest. This year’s theme was “How I Demonstrate My Freedom.” The winning essay will be submitted for regional competition. Hannah Krieg of Seaford was a second-place winner.

Tech band, choir compete Sussex Technical High School marching band and choir recently competed in Gaitlinburg, Tenn., at Dollywood during the National Battle of the Bands. There were more than 15 bands and choirs from around the country and all of Sussex Tech’s performing groups came home with trophies. Tech’s concert band and marching band both came in third place with ex-

Thank You I would like to take this time to thank everyone for their calls, food and visits during the illness and death of my mother, Marguerite Powell. A special appreciation to the employees of the Oasis Family Restaurant for their food and visits.

their families. We at CTY take great pride in helping all these deserving young people gain recognition at the state level for their academic potential.” Ybarra also credits parents and educators for sharing in the honored students’ accomplishments. “Parents who make academics a first priority for their children,

and teachers who inspire their students to achieve their best, create engaged young people who are well-prepared to lead and shape tomorrow’s world” Delaware’s Awards Ceremonies took place at the University of Delaware on June 6, and at the Smyrna Opera House on June 8.

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Preparatory school holds commencement Worcester Preparatory School, Berlin, Md., held its 34th commencement exercises May 26 in the school’s Athletic & Performing Arts Center. The graduates, from communities throughout Delmarva, listened to Richard J. Edgar, director of admissions, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, give the commencement address. Edgar, known to the class because of his work with director of college counseling Tony D’Antonio and the seniors earlier in the school year, gave a speech that featured members of the class. Class president Luke Parsons, Dagsboro, spoke. Rabbi Morton Kaplan, Temple Bat Yam, offered the invocation and the benediction, and Charles R. Jenkins, president of the board of trustees,

gave congratulatory remarks. Awards were presented by Nancy Decker, head of the upper school; Matt O’Hare, assistant headmaster; and representatives of community organizations. Dr. Barry W. Tull, headmaster, and Charles R. Jenkins presented diplomas. Top honors went to Parsons and Katherine Bragg, Snow Hill. Bragg was valedictorian and received the Elks Scholarship, American Legion Citizenship Award, the Quota Club of Ocean City Award and the State of Maryland Merit Scholastic Award. Parsons was honored as the Best All-Round Senior, salutatorian and received the Lohmeyer Memorial Journalism Award. Frederick Scot Toy of Seaford was a member of the class.

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John R. Schimkaitis, president and CEO of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation has announced the recipients of the company’s first “Achieve Your Peake” scholarship awards. The $1,000 scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who have been accepted into college and are sons or daughters of Chesapeake employees. The local winner was Wendee Killmon, daughter of Garry and Carla Killmon of Bridgeville, who will attend the University of Delaware in Newark and major in communications. Criteria for the scholarships include academic record, extracurricular accomplishments, letters of recommendation, student essays, leadership, citizen-

Members of the Worcester Prep School Class of 2006 are (front, from left): Kelsey Spence, Lewes; Elizabeth Macnab, Bethany Beach; Katherine Bragg, Snow Hill; Amanda Gavlick, Long Neck; Brooke Falck, Berlin; Catherine Carter, Dagsboro; Krysten Stream, Ocean City; Kaitlind Meeks, Berlin; Morgan Dashiell, Salisbury; Ali Jones, Salisbury; Jessica Leiner, Ocean City; Jenna Ruppert, Fenwick Island; and Yesim Karaman, Ocean City;. Row two: Dane Young, Pocomoke; Lyle Wilkerson, Snow Hill; Christian Castaneda, Ocean Pines; Brooks Mason, Pocomoke; Luke Parsons, Dagsboro; Payton Kulina, Lewes; Matthew Lewis, Newark; and Shahzain Munir, Rehoboth Beach. Row three: Alfio Celia, Ocean City; Michael Lawson, Ocean Pines; Philip Spinuzza, Berlin; Joshua Dougherty, Ocean City; Scott Toy, Seaford; Jake Leiner, Ocean City; Matthew Anagnostakos, Rehoboth Beach; and Wade Thompson, Rehoboth Beach.

Zebley on dean’s list Amber Zebley of Seaford, was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2006 semester at Flagler College, St. Augustine, Fla. Zebley, a 2004 graduate of Seaford High School and junior at Flagler College, is a psychology major with double minors in Spanish and pre-law. This summer she is in Costa Rica as part of a sevenweek college study abroad program in Spanish. She will return to Seaford mid-June to begin a summer-long internship at the law office of Procino and Tarburton in Seaford. She is the daughter of Sherri Holder of Bethel and Ralph Zebley of Seaford.

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Del Tech students make dean’s, president’s lists The president’s list and the dean’s list for the spring semester at the Jack F. Owens Campus of Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown, were recently announced by the office of the registrar. Designed to recognize academic achievement for full-time students, the president’s list designates a term grade point average of 3.8 or above, and the dean’s list indicates a term grade point average of 3.25 to 3.79. Among the students named were the following area residents: Dean’s list, Bridgeville - Aretha Ayers, Willanda Collins, Jean Dorce, Bertin Etienne and Jacob Hochstedler. Greenwood - Jessica Conn, Aaron Czeizinger, Chad Hall, Kristina Hinds, Ryan Kauffman, Lucinda Sampson-Bullock, Justin Strader and Jordan Wheatley. Laurel - Brock Adkins, Jessica Burton, Matthew Carmean, Dustin Dukes, Donald Dupont, Norman Fortt, Rosa Gonzalez, Amanda Moore, Hilda Moradel, William Otwell, Laura Peck, Katie Scott, Hilary Sisk, Erik Vamos, Beverly Watson, Amy Workman and Lynda Wright. Seaford - Julia Adamski, Jessica Amaty, Carol Crossan, Jenny Culp, Robyn Davis, Walter Davis, Carla Davis-Mann,

Carroll Elliott, Elliott Fitzgerald, Jason Gross, Jessica Hearn, Kyle Hearn, Tai Hoang, Dorian Hoffman, Edris Irwin, Christin Joseph, Christine McColpin, Adam McGee, Julia Medeiros, Virginia Millman, Melissa Montanti, Andrew O’Neal, Patrick Parker, Patrick Pinette, Wesley Pitman, Luke Pollmeier, Christopher Rolph, Leah Thomas, Bonita Torney, Sylvia Tunis and James Van Vorst. Delmar, Md. - Holly Smith. President’s list, Bridgeville - Claudia Alcantara, Tracy Bradshaw, George Reha, Gary Russell and Joelle Schlabach. Delmar - Heather Boothe, Margaret Bowers, Charles Hicklin, Lisa Jones and Brian Spencer. Greenwood - John Huerta, Jessica Lee, Lay Mei Lee and Kathleen Santilli. Laurel - Doreen Albert, Dawn Kosiorowski, Adam Pusey, Benjamin Ralph, Emily Robinson and Billie Wright. Seaford - Clint Anderson, Auntonette Balfour, Scott Barnett, Suzanne Dawson, Angela Hitchens, Stephanie Hitchens, Jennifer Kelley, Virginia Lankford, Jeffrey Montigny, Michelle Pepper, Michael Shorter and Christopher Wright.

Sussex Tech graduating class has 236 members Sussex Tech High School graduation was on June 1, at Raven Stadium, Georgetown. Guest speaker was U.S. Navy Rear Admiral, Medical Corps (Ret.) Donald L. Sturtz. Valedictorian was Benjamin Nathaniel Berg. Salutatorian was Lauren Taylor Correll. Number of graduates was 236. The class song is “Time to Say Goodbye.” Class officers were Janise Henderson, president; Marian Drayton, vice-president; Monique Malabet, secretary; Phillip Lewis, treasurer; Erica Hinton, parliamentarian; Katera Elzey, historian; and Brittney Hall, reporter. Nancy Massaro and Jim Friedel were class advisors. Local graduates are: Bridgeville - Chandra L. Banks, Brittney Keiona Byrd, Erica Carol Chituck, Lauren Taylor Correll, Lori Beth Dahling, David Mathew Demarest, Tyler Lyle Humpton, Tashona Helena James, Melissa Ann Rankin, Ceasar Joseph Skis III, Renee Christine Warrington, Dajaunaira Shantelle Weal and Amber Leigh Willing. Delmar - Bruce Malcolm Colatriano, Samuel Lee Colatriano and Justin Allen Jones. Greenwood - Joseph Eric Bailey, Aienya Unique Conway, Janise Amber Henderson, Colin Richard Jackson, Brittany Nicole Melvin, Amanda Corrine Palmer, Grant Andrew Parker, Edwin Antonio Santos, Jason Lee Weaber, Ashlie Kay Wilkerson and Candice Marie Windsor. Laurel - Matthew Linden Adams, Michael Anthony Belle, Bryan Turner

Blocker, Glen Richard Brown Jr., Kevin John Christophel, Amanda Raine Curtis, Maxwell Julian Davis, Adam Richard Dickerson, Chelisa Deshey Dockins, Marian C. Drayton, Patrick Donald Dubinski, Samantha Leigh Halla, Kevin Andre Henry, Richard Charles Ianieri Jr., Michelle Danielle Jackson, Joshua David Kunde, Aaron Michael Lewis, Robin Elizabeth Myers, Desiree Nicole Nock, Shawn Allen Perdue, Roy Joseph Scarborough, Amos Brandon Scott, Bethany Alyson Short, James Michael Small, Jr., Christopher Michael Smith-Spinella, Erika Elizabeth Springer, Alex Charles Townsend and Jeff Ulysse. Seaford - Sophia Margaret Bay, William Roland Blucher, Cherohn Renee Brown, Ryan Allan Brown, Diane Alpa Burns, Alison Lynn Cordrey, Katera Shante’ Elzey, Dominique Alvaine Hall, Barry Edward Hastings II, Tyrell Jomar Hopkins, Jenny Nicole Hubbard, Christopher Robert Huskey, Andrea Lynn Kessel, Harry A. Lehman IV, Lauren Taylor Magaha, Thomas C. Mancuso, Ryan Seth Marland, Brittany Dawn McAllister, Joseph Michael McCabe, Jamie Marie Molz, Hiral Ramesh Patel, Ashley Michelle Pitti, Derek Kyle Rambo, Christopher James Rehak, Bryan Patrick Schieferstein, Calvin Wayne Sears Jr., Rebecca Jean Short, David Wayne Stover, Thomas Brendan Timlin, Jonathan David Val and Tara Marie Voss.

Beebe graduates are, front, from left: Cheryl Yoder (Greenwood), Melissa Dukes, Angela Rivera and Andreal Beckett. Second row: Phyllis Saunders, Dianna Butler, Christine Zeoli, Crystal Mallery, Dana Neal, Diana Becker, Nicole Goff, Ashley Givans and Christine Brock. Third row: Connie Bushey, director; Susie Hagan, faculty advisor; Janie Gibson, Ashley Johnson, Cassandra Kennedy, Jessica Reynolds, Jennifer Pedriani, Carrie Kreiser, Sarah Dominko, Patrick Higginbotham (Seaford), Brenda Wong, Alyssa Hamm, Megan Stewart, Melissa Mathena, Terri Wyatt, faculty advisor and commencement speaker.

Beebe School of Nursing holds its 2006 graduation The Beebe School of Nursing recently celebrated the graduation of 25 graduates at Eagles Nest Fellowship Church in Milton. Terri Wyatt, faculty member and senior class advisor, was the commencement speaker. Karen Magee, president of the class of 2007, presented congratulations to the graduates. Dana Neal of Milford, president of the class of 2006, shared class reflections and Crystal Mallery of Frederica, 2006 graduate, presented a video tribute to family and friends. Janet McCarty, chairman of Beebe Medical Center’s board of directors, presented the board of directors award for the highest academic achievement to Cheryl Yoder of Greenwood. The Happy Harry’s Award for the second-highest academic achievement was presented to Jennifer Pedriani of Rehoboth Beach. The Alumni Award, given for medical-surgical clinical excellence in district nursing, was presented to Jessica Reynolds of Georgetown. The Patient Care Director’s Leadership Award was presented to Phyllis Saunders of Millsboro. Megan Stewart of Port Penn received the Maternal Child Award, given by Eleanor Cordrey in memory of her sister Virginia Cottingham to the graduate demonstrating an interest and ability in maternal-child nursing. The Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary Award, honoring the graduate demonstrating academic and clinical excellence and school and community commitment, was

presented to Janie Gibson of Milton. Alyssa Hamm of Bear received the Dr. David Howard Memorial Award. The Bayside Health Association Award honoring the memory and characteristics of Alison Trout was presented to Andreal Beckett of Milton. Dana Neal of Milford was honored with the Faculty Award recognizing the attributes of diploma education. Ashley Givans of Selbyville was the recipient of the Pat Smith Leadership Award, honoring the memory and attributes of Smith. Diana Beckerof Milford, Stewart, and Christine Zeoli of Rehoboth Beach were also honored for perfect attendance throughout the program. The Rev. Keith Goheen, hospital chaplain, presented the invocation and benediction. Connie Bushey, director, with class advisors Terri Wyatt and Susanne Hagan presented the graduates with their school pins. Jeffrey Fried, president and CEO of Beebe Medical Center, presented the diplomas. Members of the class of 2006 are: Diana Becker, Andreal Beckett, Christine Brock, Dianna Butler, Sarah Dominko, Melissa Dukes, Janie Gibson, Ashley Givans, Nicole Goff, Alyssa Hamm, Patrick Higginbotham, Ashley Johnson, Cassandra Kennedy, Carrie Kreiser, Crystal Mallery, Melissa Mathena, Dana Neal, Jennifer Pedriani, Jessica Reynolds, Angela Rivera, Phyllis Saunders, Megan Stewart, Brenda Wong, Cheryl Yoder, and Christine Zeoli.

Adult high school holds commencement The James H. Groves Adult High School held its 42nd annual commencement ceremony Tuesday, June 6, at 7 p.m., in the Sussex Tech gymnasium. This year students, ranging in age from 17 to 60, received diplomas. This graduation is extremely special. Each of these students attended classes at least two nights per week. Most students work during the day and have families of their own. They returned to school because they hadn’t earned their diplomas

when they were in high school. However, after June 6, they will forever be called “high school graduates.” Many of them plan to enter the military, change employment, apply for promotions, attend college and/or take certificate programs through the Sussex Tech Adult Division. For information about attending classes next school year, call 856-9035.


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Education briefs Hatten graduates at 16 John V. Hatten III of Bridgeville is a 2006 graduate of the J-TEAM Academy, Bridgeville. He has maintained a 3.70 grade point average throughout high school and is graduating at age 16. He is the son of Tina and Aaron Mowbray of Bridgeville, and Brandy and John Hatten Jr. of Harrington. He is the grandson of Peggy and Earl Granger of Blades, and John V. Hatten III Shirley and John Hatten Sr. of Harrington. Commencement exercises will be held on June 24 in Blades.

Husband and wife graduate Anna Betts and Thomas Perry enjoy the Royal Ball.

High school ends year with ball For the second year in a row, Delmarva Christian High School opted to stage a ball in lieu of the traditional junior/senior prom. The formal affair was set to a 1940s swing-style era. Students danced the foxtrot and east coast swing to the sounds of the “Bayside Big Band,” a group of professional musicians and vocalists from the Baltimore-Washington area. The eightmember ensemble played the music of Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and others. “I didn’t know what to expect,” said senior Brittany Whittington. “I wasn’t even sure I’d have a good time. But, it was great. Everyone had a blast.” DCHS gentlemen adorned in fedoras and suspenders, and DCHS ladies in tealength evening wear, started the night with

a formal dinner at the Sussex Pines Country Club. As desserts were cleared, students took to the dance floor joining dance instructor Dave Malek. Malek had visited DCHS from his Baltimore-area dance studio prior to the May 13 event, teaching the students the foxtrot and some fundamental east coast swing steps. “I would say the entire evening was a tremendous success,” said principal Scott Kemerling. “It was privilege to watch our young men and ladies honoring one another. There was an attitude of mutual respect and a true sense of decorum in both the dress of our young people and the way they conducted themselves on the dance floor. The students as well as I look forward to next year with great anticipation.”

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Athlete, scholar honored Brittany Elliott, daughter of Susan Kay Elliott and Robert Cliffton Elliott Jr. of Delmar, Del., received the Guerrieri University Center Scholar Athlete Award at Salisbury University. The award recognizes varsity intercollegiate team members who have a GPA of at least 3.0 and who have shown outstanding team leadership. Elliott is a senior majoring in communications. She is a member of the Lambda Pi Eta communications honor society, the American Marketing Association and the SU field hockey team, and has participated in Relay for Life.



✳ JUNE 15 - 21, 2006

POLICE JOURNAL state police helicopter, Rickards was apprehended. However, Colvin was able to get away for the time being.

Milford teens are carjacked from lot Delaware State Police have arrested two men who are accused of carjacking two teenagers on Wednesday, June 7, in the parking lot of a gas station on Rt. 1, north of Milford. Randy T. Rickards, 26, of Milford, and Michael L. Colvin, 31, of Milford were charged with first-degree carjacking , theft, unlawful imprisonment, terroristic threatening, endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest, offensive touching and conspiracy. Rickards was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $16,250 secured bond. Colvin was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $19,500 cash bond. Rickards was apprehended after a search that night. Colvin was arrested the following night after troopers were called to his mother’s home on Clendaniel Road in Lincoln. According to Cpl. Jeffry Oldham, at approximately 6:17 p.m., while the teenagers (ages 17 and 15) were sitting in their vehicle talking on a cell phone, the men confronted them and forced their way into the vehicle. Oldham said that for over the next two hours the pair ordered the teens to drive them to homes around the Milford, Lincoln, and Ellendale areas to allegedly purchase drugs. The 17-year-old victim eventually talked the suspects into letting the 15-year-old victim go and he was dropped off at his home in the Lincoln area. During the incident, Oldham said that the men threatened the 17-year-old victim, used his money to buy crack cocaine, and struck him several times. The men eventually had the victim stop at an Exxon gas station at the intersection of U.S. 113 and Rt. in Ellendale. While they were at this location the victim was able to go inside alone and he had the clerk call 911. Both men then fled on foot. While troopers where responding to the Exxon to contact the victim, they were alerted that the men were in the area of Rt. 43. One trooper who was in the area observed both men running north through a cornfield. Oldham said that after an extensive search of the area by troopers and a

Greenwood woman dies after collision Grace S. Cisco, 71, of Greenwood was killed on Thursday, June 8, when she pulled into the path of a tractor trailer at the intersection of Hickman Road and Liden School Road west of Greenwood. According to Cpl. Jeffry Oldham, the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) is investigating the 10:40 a.m. crash. He said that a 1997 Mercury Tracer operated by Cisco was traveling north on Liden School Road. A 2005 International tractor and trailer operated by John H. Cox Jr., 53, of Stevensville, Md., was traveling east on Hickman Road. Oldham said that Cisco initially stopped for a stop sign at the intersection but she apparently failed to see the tractor-trailer approaching from her left. She then pulled into the intersection in front of the tractortrailer, which did not have a stop sign. The front of the tractor-trailer struck the left side of the Tracer and both vehicles traveled in an easterly direction before coming to rest on the westbound shoulder of Hickman Road. Cisco, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was flown to Christiana Hospital where she was admitted in critical condition with internal injuries. Oldham said that Cisco eventually succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at 3:15 p.m. Cox, who was wearing a seatbelt, was not injured in the crash.

Pickups collide and three are killed The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) is investigating a crash that killed three people and injured five others, four seriously, on Thursday, June 9, at approximately 6:35 p.m. at the intersection of Burbage Road (Rt. 353) and Jones Road (Rt. 369), east of Frankford. According to Cpl. Jeffry Oldham, a 1998 Dodge Dakota pickup operated by Freiner Rosales, 21, of Frankford, was traveling west on Burbage Road. A 1988

Chevy pickup operated by Robert Delp, 40, of Dagsboro, was traveling north on Jones Road. As both vehicles approached the intersection, the Dodge pickup failed to stop for a stop sign and traveled into the intersection in front of the Chevy pickup. Oldham said that the front of the Chevy pickup then struck the left front of the Dodge pickup. After impact, both vehicles traveled off the northwest corner of the intersection. The Chevy pickup then rolled over onto its right side, struck a utility pole and came to rest. The Dodge pickup came to rest in a field at which time its engine compartment caught on fire. Three Ocean View police officers, who were first to arrive on the scene, were able to remove the occupants of the Dodge before they were injured by the fire, which was contained to the engine compartment. The following occupants of the Dodge pickup were pronounced dead at the scene: Freiner Rosales (operator), Diego Rodriguez, 20, of Selbyville (right front seat), and Victor Rosales, 19, of Frankford (center rear seat). The three other occupants of the Dodge pickup were identified as Romigio Lopez, 21, of Selbyville (center front seat) and Ramiro Romero, 20, of Frankford (left rear seat) and Rolando Mejia, 30s, of Frankford (right rear seat). According to Oldham, Lopez was treated at Beebe Medical Center for a fractured rib and released. Romero was admitted to Peninsula Regional Medical Center with multiple trauma and Mejia was admitted to Christiana Hospital in critical condition. Seatbelt usage for the occupants of the Dodge pickup has not been determined. Delp, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from his vehicle. He was initially treated at Beebe Medical Center and then transferred to Johns Hopkins University Hospital where he was admitted with head and neck trauma and a fractured femur. Delp’s wife, Audrey Delp, 38, also was not wearing a seatbelt. Mrs. Delp was initially treated at Beebe Medical Center and then transferred to Johns Hopkins University Hospital where she was admitted with head injuries.

Prostitution sweep In a continuing response to citizens’ complaints, on Wednesday, June 7, members of the Seaford Police Department

Criminal Investigations Division along with members of the Dover Police Department’s Vice Unit and Probation and Parole, conducted another undercover operation in an effort to curb prostitution in the Front Street area in Seaford. According to Capt. Gary Flood, public information officer, the department will continue enforcement efforts into this type of illegal activity. The following were arrested: Yvonne D. Fentress, 38, of Seaford was charged with prostitution and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was arraigned at Court 3 and released on $1,500 unsecured bond. Rufus G. Lawrence, 44, of Salisbury, Md., was charged with patronizing a prostitute and released on $1,500 unsecured bond after being arraigned at Court 3. The following five men were all charged with patronizing a prostitute and second-degree conspiracy and released on $1,500 unsecured bond after being arraigned at Court 3: Sebastia Tomas, 21, of Seaford; Juan Carlos-Mateo, 21, of Seaford; Jarvin Garcia, 22, of Alexandria, Va.; Alex Diaz-Bustillo, 28, of Central Islip, N.Y.; and Hobed Sernaambrocio, 20, of Blades.

Missing woman, child Delaware State Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 17-yearold runaway and her daughter who are missing from the Blades area. According to Cpl. Jeffry Oldham, public information officer, Onya N. Lewis, 17, of E. High Street, Blades, has been missing since Tuesday, June 6. Oldham said that Lewis left her home at approximately 8:30 a.m. to take her 10-month-old daughter to daycare and then go to school; however, Lewis did neither. Oldham said that Lewis and a friend then went to a home on Slaughter Street in Dover. This friend returned home Tuesday night, but Lewis and her daughter apparently remained in Dover. Lewis, who has not been heard from since Wednesday morning, could be in the Dover or Seaford area. Onya N. Lewis is approximately 5’ 3” tall, weighs around 130 pounds, and has red/auburn color hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is urged to call Troop 5 at 337-1090 or 911.

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Man killed while sitting on his front steps David B. Nickle, 48, was killed Monday evening by an out-of-control car while he was sitting on the front steps of his Oak Orchard home. The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) is investigating the crash that occurred at approximately 6:32 p.m. on River Road (Rt. 312) near Oak Orchard. According to Cpl. Jeffry Oldham, pub-

lic information officer, a 1995 Dodge Neon operated by Tracey L. Greenwood, 36, of Millsboro, was traveling east on River Road at an apparent high rate of speed. As the Neon was rounding a curve to the right, Greenwood lost control and the Neon traveled off the north edge of the roadway. Oldham said that her car then traveled into a private yard, rotated sideways and

Suspect arrested in double murder The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit has arrested a Camden man for allegedly murdering two Kent County men. The homicide occurred sometime between Monday night, June 5, and Tuesday morning, June 6, On Berrytown Road near Felton. David G. Hamilton, 19, of Camden, was arrested June 6 and charged with two counts of first degree murder and two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He was committed to the Delaware Correctional Center without bail. The two male victims, who were murdered while riding in a vehicle on Berrytown Road, have been identified as Raymond S. Ward, 41, and Trevor Moncrief, 32. Both men were from the Camden area. According to Cpl. Jeffry C. Oldham, public information officer, on June 6, the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit was contacted by investigators from the Maryland State Police in reference to a possible homicide which may have occurred in Delaware. Maryland investigators advised that the suspect had returned a pickup truck to his employer in Maryland after borrowing it. The vehicle had a window shot out and there was blood inside, Oldham said. The suspect also allegedly made statements to his employer that he had shot two people in Delaware and then buried their bodies in Maryland, according to Oldham. After receiving this information from the Maryland State Police, the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit located Hamilton at his home and he was taken into custody without incident. During this investigation, homicide detectives learned that the suspect allegedly picked up the two victims and drove around Kent County in an attempt to purchase drugs, Oldham said. Oldham said that while the subjects were on Berrytown Road, west of Felton, an argument took place between them. During this argument, Hamilton allegedly shot both victims and also stabbed one of them while they were still inside the vehicle. Hamilton then allegedly drove to a wooded area off of Jackson Lane near Goldsboro, Md., and buried both victims.

flipped over several times. Nickle, who was sitting on his front steps, attempted to get out of the way of the Neon, but was unable to do so. The Neon struck Nickle and the southeast corner of his home. The Neon continued east bound striking a parked vehicle in Nickle’s driveway and a parked vehicle in his neighbor’s driveway The Neon then came to rest on its roof next to the second parked vehicle.

Nickle was pronounced dead at the scene. Greenwood, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected out of the Neon as it began flipping over and landed in the roadway. She was flown to Christiana Hospital where she was admitted in critical condition with head and leg trauma. Alcohol involvement is unknown at this time and the crash remains under investigation.



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Over the past two weeks, nearly 3,000 drivers received traffic citations when police discovered that either they or their passengers were not buckled up. During the enforcement component of Delaware’s “Click It or Ticket” campaign, which ran from May 14 through May 29, officers conducted 19 traffic safety checkpoints and 484 traffic safety patrols looking for individuals violating the state’s seat belt law. As a result they issued 2,930 citations to unbuckled motorists. But law enforcement officers discovered more than just those breaking Delaware’s seat belt law. Police from the 32 state, local, and military police agencies participating in the campaign also issued 64 citations for violations of the state’s child restraint law, apprehended 31 wanted individuals, made 16 drug arrests, seven DUI arrests and issued 1,162 citations for other traffic violations. “While our primary focus at this time is on increasing seat belt use in Delaware, we do no not instruct law enforcement to ignore other types of traffic violations such as impaired or aggressive driving,” said Andrea Summers, community relations officer for the state Office of Highway Safety. “We expect them to make those arrests as well, and looking at the number of additional traffic and criminal arrests they made, it is clear that they are working to protect the public’s safety.” The number of seat belt citations issued during this year’s campaign is down by 12 percent from last year. Safety officials hope that this is a result of a significant increase in seat belt use statewide, from the current seat belt use rate of 84 percent. In Delaware, everyone in the vehicle including both front and back seat passengers are required to wear seat belts. As a result of upgrading the state’s seat belt law in 2003, officers can pull over a driver if he sees any occupant inside the vehicle not properly restrained. The fine for a seat belt violation is $25 plus $15 in court processing fees.

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Children’s stand is for cancer research By Ronald MacArthur It started as a front-yard lemonade stand and grew into an international effort to fight childhood cancer. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer has contributed more than $6 million to childhood cancer research all because of a little girl who wanted to “help her hospital.” And this summer during the Nanticoke Riverfest, a Seaford brother and sister, Kimberly and Matthew Zoller, with help from Boy Scout Troop and Pack 381, will set up a lemonade stand to raise funds for the foundation. They are also accepting donations on line at The little girl was Alexander Scott who was diagnosed just after her first birthday with neuroblastoma, an aggressive childhood cancer. In July of 2000, with her older brother Patrick, she had a lemonade stand in the front yard of her Manchester, Conn. home. She raised an amazing $2,000 for “her hospital” that first year. More importantly over the next four years (even during times of pain and recuperation from

Matthew and Kim Zoller will be selling lemonade and raising money to fight childhood cancer for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation during the Nanticoke Riverfest on Saturday, July 15. Photo by Ronald MacArthur

operations) with her annual summer lemonade stand, she captured the hearts and souls of millions of people around the world. Inspired by her example, a foundation was established and thousands of people, schools, organizations and companies

had lemonade stands and other fund-raising activities to support Alex’s foundation. On Aug. 1, 2004, Alex passed away peacefully at the age of eight in Philadelphia. But her four lemonade stands started a movement that continues today.

The Zollers will be selling lemonade on Saturday, July 15, during the 12th annual Nanticoke Riverfest. For more information, contact Paula Zoller at 628-9350. For more information on the foundation, go on-line at

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Car show is highlight of special week at Seaford Center - Genesis Thanks to a group of local car enthusiasts, Seaford Center Genesis HealthCare recently celebrated national nursing home week (every year in mid-May) with a slate of activities designed to include residents, families, friends, staff and the community. Activities included wheelchair racing, beach day, western day inclusive of horse and buggy rides (and a horse making rounds inside the building),

a pig roast, and on a Fifty’s Celebration Day - a vintage car show. On May 18, the center’s parking lot was the site of a cruise- in that featured 20 vintage automobiles including a ‘55 Lincoln (black cherry), a candy apple red ‘54 Chevy pick-up with a hologram in the rear window (no matter where you stood to look at it the hologram, a replica of the truck, was directed at you), a ‘69

Residents and staff look at antique cars (and the Ravens purple 1957 Ford Fairlane) in the background. Photos by Ronald MacArthur

It was like going back in time for the residents of Seaford Center Genesis Health Care as they look at antique cars and trucks.

Mustang, a red ‘62 Chevy Impala, a creamy-white 1930 Model-A street rod and a Baltimore Raven’s purple 1957 Ford Fairlane owned by Seaford Center’s own Al Prince, van driver and transportation coordinator. “This was one of our most exciting and positive events ever,” said Lon Kieffer, administrator. “To see our residents’ eyes light up and the comments; ‘I drove to my prom in a car just like that’ or ‘I went to the movies on my first date in a

baby blue one like this’ was absolutely a moving experience, and to know that members of the community contributed their time and these beautiful vehicles to our event is very touching.” Some of those who brought vehicles included Lawrence Dean Sr., Frank Dean, Joe Massey, Brian and Pat Shannon, David Roop, Don Beauchamp, Rich Oneschak, Bob Steigler, Fred Adkins, Wayne Cannon, Sam Adkins, Gene Hopper and Al Prince.



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Seaford High JROTC cadets receive awards for year’s work The following awards were presented to members of the Seaford Senior High School Naval Junior ROTC during the 13th annual awards ceremony: U.S. Air Force Academy appointment Mike Ruehr Military Order of the World Ward Amber Matthews National Guard leadership awards William Smith and Megan Hudson Military Order of the Purple Heart -

Incoming Cadet Commanding Officer Taylor Paul, left, and the outdoing commander, Matt Terry, cut the ceremonial cake during the awards program.

Eric Nelson Military Officers Association of America - Jessica Ruehr Reserve Officer Association of America - Taylor Paul Daedalian JROTC Achievement Award - Megan Wass Daughters of the American Revolution - Matthew Terry Sons of the American RevolutionMike Rementer Daughters of American Colonists Bailee McMillen Stephen Decatur awards - Kyle Webber and Kaitlin Norman American Legion scholarships and awards - Eric Fisher and Tobias Harris Ryan Long memorial scholarships Matthew Terry and Myron Thomas Seaford High School service medals Allen Romer, Raymond Herman, Jason Laver, Katherine Fryling, Clinton McGee and Lindsey Chapman Naval science honor cadets - Kaitlin Norman, Bailee McMillen, Kyle Webber and Myron Thomas Naval science distinguished cadets Jennifer Goodwin, Kaitlin Norman, Bailee McMillen and Taylor Paul Letters of commendation - Deadre Truitt, Megan Milligan, Ana Pilo, Heather Sterling, Randy McFarland, Adam Longacre, Randall Allen, Kahle Rickers, Brandi Hastings and Daniel Murphy More ImprovedCadet - Doneisha Slede


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Taylor Paul, center, the new Seaford High JROTC Cadet Commanding Officer, with Sr. Chief Mike Welding, left, and Chief Warrant Officer Rick Norman. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

Matt Terry, right, receives a Ryan Long memorial scholarship from soccer coach Tim Lee.


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George McPhail wins 17 games for the 1949 Seaford Eagles Loss of teams, declining attendance means an end to the Eastern Shore League By Mike Lambert When the 1949 season began, the Eastern Shore Baseball League was down to just six teams and everyone felt that this could likely be the last year for the league. With both the Milford and Dover clubs folding completely, along with Federalsburg and Rehoboth Beach losing their major league affiliations, opening day 1949 was the beginning of the end for the class “D” League. The Seaford Eagles had another tough

year, finishing fifth out of six teams with a 56-64 record. However the home attendance for the Seaford nine had actually risen from 31,850 in 1948 to 35,519 for the 1949 season. The Seaford faithful had responded to a July plea from the teams’ directors that they had to have a minimum of 600 fans at each remaining game just to break even. For the Eagles, the 1949 season might go down in history as the year the “Duke” returned. Duke Markell had been pitching for Utica since the start of the 1948 season

and returned to the Eagles at the beginning dre went 17-11 with a 2.74 ERA for Rehoboth Beach. While the Federalsburg of August, winning 10 of 11 decisions. fans were enjoying both Bob Westfall Markell pitched in 14 games, complet(.355,19,113) and John Caputo (.289,3,50) ing 11 and finishing the year with an ERA having very good years at the plate. Forof 2.17 with 118 strikeouts in 108 innings mer Major Leaguers Gene Corbett worked. (.324.9.68) and Ducky Detweiler With the Seaford club signing on with (.339,13,107) once again had very good the Philadelphia Phillies for the 1949 seaseasons in 1949 with Salisbury and Federson, Paul Gaulin was installed as the new alsburg respectively. manager for the Eagles and did a remarkOther notables playing in the league able job, earning an all-star nod along with were Don Zimmer with the Cambridge John Catallo and George McPhail. Gaulin Dodgers and Stu Miller with the Salisbury (.310 avg., 3 HRs, 53 RBIs) and Catallo Cardinals. Zimmer spent over 50 years in (.317,5,50) were the best hitters on the baseball including stints as a major league squad and Ernest North went 10-7 from manager with the Chicago Cubs and the the mound. Boston Red Sox. But by far, the team MVP had to be Miller went on to win over 100 major Salisbury native McPhail. Competing in league baseball games from 1952 to 1968, his second year as an Eagle, McPhail was playing for many teams including the second in the league in wins with a record Phillies and the Orioles. of 17-10 and fourth with an ERA of 2.72. With attendance down and not enough McPhail played professional baseball support from the major league teams, the for five years; winning a total of 69 Seaford Eagles and the entire Eastern games-including 24 in 1951with the PittsShore Baseball League folded after the field Phillies of the class “C” Canadianconclusion of the 1949 playoffs. With the American League. In 1952, as a member of the class “AA” Texas League Tulsa Oil- exception of Salisbury having entries in the class “B” Interstate League for the ers, McPhail was a teammate of Johnny 1951 and 1952 seasons, the Eastern Shore Vander Meer, who is the only player in would not see professional baseball again baseball history to throw back-to-back nountil the Salisbury debut of the 1996 Delhitters. marva Shorebirds. Having to watch a few former Eagles 002years Questwith Seaford-Laurel.eps 5/24/06 9:08:23 AM having terrific other Eastern Email questions or comments to Shore League teams must have caused the Seaford fans a lot of heartache. John An-

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CHURCH BULLETINS St. John’s yard sale

Seaford Nazarene Gospel Concert

St. John’s Community Thrift Shop, 259 Conwell Street, Seaford, is renting tables for a yard sale, Saturday, June 17, 8 a.m. until noon. Each table will be $7. Call 629-9466 to make a reservation. Regular Saturday sales are 9 a.m. until noon.

Seaford Church of the Nazarene, located at 520 South Dual Highway, will be featuring the Reunion Quartet on Saturday, June 17, at 7 p.m. The concert admission is free; a love offering will be taken. For additional information, call 629-3929 or 381-6514.

Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon, for children ages 3-6. The six-week camp program runs Tuesday, June 20, through Thursday, July 27. For information on either of the preschool programs, call Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church at 629-4458 or Linda Stephenson at 629-2786.

Gospel concert for Senior Center

Latin Mass June 18

Gospel Cafe Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, is hosting a Christian music hour each Saturday 6 - 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. June guest singers are: Shannon Whaley and C. Bud Scott, June 17; and “Lights of Home,” June 24. Every week, Mary Ann Young sings Gospel favorites. Everyone is invited. Contact the Church at 875-3983 or Bruce Willey at 875-5539.

Fun and fellowship dance St. John’s United Methodist Church will have a fun and fellowship dance on Saturday, June 17, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. The dinner (choice of steak or baked chicken breast) will be catered by the Seaford Men of the Moose. Christian and dinner music will be provided during dinner by Jerry Jones and Mark Lowery CD Specials with live performances by “Lights of Home” and musical memories by Charles Michel (music from the 1940s to 1980s). The price is $18 a person with advance tickets only. Groups of six or more must reserve a table in order to sit together. Call Ruth Rhoades at 629-0789 for tickets and table reservations. All adults are welcome with proceeds going to missions projects.

There will be a gospel concert to benefit the building fund of the Nanticoke Senior Center on Saturday, June 24, starting at 6 p.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church. The event is being sponsored by the Country Music Association, Seaford chapter. The emcee will be Jennifer Burke of WOLC radio. Artists taking part include Tony Crowe, Jerry Jones, Laura Mitchell, Kathy Wright, “Revived” and C. Bud Scott. Admission is free; an offering will be taken. For more information, contact Jerry Jones at 629-9689.

A Latin mass according to the Missal of 1962 is celebrated on the third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. at Holy Cross Church in Dover. The mass will be celebrated on June 18. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5781.

Treasure Cove Vacation Bible School Christ Lutheran Church, 315 Shipley Street in Seaford, is holding Vacation Bible School for ages 3-12, June 26-30 from 6 to 8 p.m. Please join us as we discover the riches of Christ. For more information or to preregister, call 629-9755.

United Fellowship convention

St Philip’s parishioners trip

The United Fellowship Churches of The Lower Eastern Shore will have its 10th annual convention June 19-25 in Pocomoke, Md. at 403 Market St. Special events are planned each day during the convention. Phone 410-9574735 for more information.

On Sunday, June 4, parishioners from St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Laurel traveled to the Cathedral Church of St. John in Wilmington to attend the evensong service. During the service Bishop Wright blessed a Kneeler hand-stitched by Nancy Hitch of St. Philip’s.

Summer Camp at Mt. Olivet

Centenary Vacation Bible School

There is still time to check out Mt. Olivet Preschool’s Summer Camp. This enrichment program is offered Tuesday,

Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, will be holding Vacation Bible School from June

19-23, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Children from the ages of fourth through sixth grades are welcome to attend. Each day children will learn through the Bible story, music, songs, crafts, games and snacks. Pre-registration is encouraged. Register your children for Vacation Bible School by picking up a form at the church. For further information, contact Sharon Whaley at 875-2778.

Old Christ Church open for tours Old Christ Church, located on Chipman’s Pond Road, near Laurel, will be open for touring on the following Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m., June 25, July 30 and Aug. 20. Old Christ Church is one of the few historic churches in the United States that still hold services on a regular basis during the summer months.

Seaford Wesleyan Bible School Seaford Wesleyan Church “The Ark” invites children ages 2 through 12 to the “Fiesta of Fun” at Vacation Bible School from June 27-30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The finale will be on Sunday, July 2, during the 10:30 a.m. service. The Ark is located at 26630 Sussex Highway, Seaford. Call the church office at 628-1020.

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DIRECTORY: Your Guide To Local Houses of Worship TRINITY UNITED METHODIST Trap Pond, CHURCH NearLaurel, Del. 875-7715 Sun. School 9:00 a.m. Worship 10:00 a.m. Pastor Tina Whaley

“A caring church, a giving church, a sharing church; showing love, warmth and friendship to all.”

St. John’s United Methodist Church Pine & Poplar Sts., Seaford 302-629-9466 Web site: E-mail: NURSERY & HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

SUNDAY WORSHIP 8:30 & 11:15 am Traditional 9:45 Sunday School 9:50 am Contemporary Come as you are… and be transformed in the love of Christ!

Centenary United Methodist Church “Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for Over 200 Years” “NEW SONG!” - Contemporary Celebration, 8:45 a.m. Sunday School, Classes for ALL ages, 9:45 a.m. Every Sunday Traditional Family Worship, 11:00 a.m.

Rev. John W. Van Tine, Pastor, 875-3983 200 W. Market St., Laurel, Del.


1010 S. Central Ave., Laurel Phone: 875-7748 Donny Weimar, Minister Worship Services: Sunday 10 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Bible Study: Sun. 9:00 a.m.; Wed. 7:00 p.m.

Christ Evangelistic Church Great Worship - Talented Singers Loving People - Powerful Preaching Youth Group Sunday Night 7 pm

In The Interest Of New Testament Christianity

Worship 11 a.m. • Sun. School 10:00 a.m. Wed. Night 7:00 p.m. • Sun. Night 7:00 p.m. Located on Bethel Road between the Dual & Alt. 13 For info call: 629-3674 or 875-2915 Sr. Pastor Roland Tice



510 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE Rev. Fred Duncan Church: 875-4233 Parsonage: 875-3398 Sunday Services: 8:30am Praise 9:30am Sunday School,11am Worship


St. Philip’s Episcopal Church 600 S. Central Ave., P.O. Box 293 Laurel, DE 19956 ~ (302) 875-3644 Rev. Rita B. Nelson, Rector Mid Week Eucharist & Healing Service - Wed. @ Noon Holy Eucharist & Church School Sunday @ 9:30 am

“Heart Felt Praise” Relevant Bible Teaching Children’s Ministry Midweek Bible Study Tom Birowski, Pastor Seaford, Del. • 628-7771

Church Of The Nazarene

94 Walnut Street, Laurel, DE 19956

Phone 875-7873 SUNDAY WEDNESDAY Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Prayer & Bible Study Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. 7 p.m. God’s Big Back Yard THURSDAY 9:30 a.m. Underground - 6:00-8:00 Evening Service. - 6:00 p.m. “Investing in People”

Central Worship Center 4 Mi. East of Laurel, Del. (on Sycamore Road)

875-7995 - Pastor Bob Miller SUNDAY Adult Classes..................9 a.m. Worship/Kid’s Ministry. .....................9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Youth.........................6:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY Bible Study................7:00 p.m. Nursery Provided

EPWORTH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL PRE-SCHOOL-GR. 8 Featuring A Beka, Traditional Program For More Information Call


St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Road 68, South of Laurel Laurel, Del. Sun. School 10 a.m. • Worship 9 & 11 a.m. Wed. Night Bible Study 7 p.m. Hymn Sing: Last Sunday Each Month - 7 p.m.

Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107

Christian Church of Seaford Dual 13N., Seaford, DE • 629-6298 Minister: John Herbst SCHEDULE OF SERVICES Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Morning Worship 10:30 Wed. Night Service & (Nursery & Jr. Church) Youth Groups 7:00 p.m. A Firm Foundation • A Sure Hope • An Unending Love


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Use the gifts that God has given you By the Rev. Todd K. Crofford Laurel Wesleyan Church


I am constantly amazed at the I wonder what gifts various and extensive giftings that God gives to us as humans. Many God has given you stories in the New Testament illustrate that God has generously given that are just waiting to abilities and full well expects that blossom? Whatever we use them, and enjoys when we do so. they are, go for it. It seems that music and sports have risen to the top of recognized and lucrative gifts in our nation, but there are so many more to explore. Little lanterns in the sky, Have you ever seen a good seamstress If only they weren’t quite as high; at work? Ever watched a person who was I’d bring you one, I’d bring you two, so mechanically minded they could take Just to bring some joy to you. things apart and put them together again without even thinking of looking at the inMaybe when I leave this earth, structions? On and on it goes. There will be a different birth I wonder what gifts God has given you Another star up in the sky, that are just waiting to blossom? Whatever A twinkle in another’s eye. they are, go for it. As one example of such abilities, I There I’ll be, and there I’ll stay, close with a poem that my 12-year-old Driving your night time fears away, daughter has just completed. I hope that I will bring you rest, Not only am I proud of her for writing Please know that I will do my best. it, but she cranks out poems like this in 510 minutes. Hope you like it. When e’er you’re lonely, sad or cold; These lovely gems may you behold. Stars And now, my friend, I say ‘Adieu’; Tiny specks of heavenly light, May these stars send my love to you. Shine out boldly through the night. Pierce the ebony blanket thru, Gabrielle Crofford - May 29, 2006 Sending warmth to comfort you.


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Rev. Michael A. Hopkins, Pastor MON. Youth Meeting SUNDAY 6:30 - 8 p.m. Sunday School ..... 9:45 a.m. WEDNESDAY Worship...............11:00 a.m. Prayer & Praise 7:00 p.m. Eve. Worship........7:00 p.m. Patch Club (kids) 7:00 p.m.

Messiah’s Vineyard Church Located at Tyndall’s Furniture Plaza on Discountland Rd & Rt. 13, Laurel 302-875-4646 PO BOX 60, LAUREL, DE 19956

PRE-SCHOOL - 12TH GRADE - Office 629-7161 Quality Traditional Education Since 1973 Fully Accredited By Middle States in ACSI

Dr. Carl G Vincent, Senior Minister Pastor Barry B. Dukes, Music Minister Sunday 9:30 am Wednesday 7:00 pm Children’s Church • Nursery



A Cooperative S.B.C. Church 805 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, DE

532 Stein Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973 Redemptorist Fathers • 629-3591

302-629-8434 •

MASSES: SUNDAY: Sat. Eve. - Vigil 5:30 p.m.; Spanish 7:30 p.m. Sunday - 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. DAILY: Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 9 a.m. Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.; First Sat. 9 a.m. HOLY DAYS: Eve. 7:30 p.m.; 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. NOVENA DEVOTIONS: Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. CONFESSION: Sat. 4:30-5 p.m.; Sun. 8-8:25 a.m.


Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6 pm Children’s Church 10:45 am SPANISH Worship 10:45 am Wednesday Activities 7 pm Pastor: Homer McKeithan Youth: Ben Colegrove Music: Jim Burket “The Cross Is Grounded In Grace”

Laurel, Del.


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Passing on God’s Love and Grace in Laurel, Delmar & Surrounding Area

Sunday Morning: Worship 10:00 AM Wednesday: Prayer & Praise 7:00 PM Located in Hickman Commercial Park 302-875-7814

YOU ARE INVITED! Come into This Church and Gather in Christ’s Name to Worship Him! Psalm 95:6 Sun. School 9:45 a.m. • Worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wed. Bible Study 7:30 p.m. Pastor, Stacey Johnson


“A Growing Church For All Ages”

2 miles N. of Laurel, DE on Alt. 13

302-877-0443 410-957-4696

The Atlanta Road Alliance Church 22625 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, DE (302) 629-7693 • Rev. Ron Mayers • Rev. Andrew Kerr SUNDAY WEDNESDAY 8:30 Worship 6:45 Pioneer Clubs (age 3 9:45 Sunday School to grade 6) & Divorce Care 11:00 Worship/Kids Church 7:00 Prayer Service & 7:00 Evening Service Youth Group (grades 7-12)

To Come! Revelation 2 ime 2:1 T The Ark 7 It's Seaford Wesleyan Church

United Methodist Churches

Worship Sun. Sch.

King’s Gordy Rd. .......... 8:50....10:00 St. George’s St. George Rd. .... 10:10..... 9:00 Mt. Pleasant Mt. Pleasant Rd...11:30....10:15 Pastor Barbara Auer

River of Life Christian Center 17 W. Market St., Greenwood, DE 302349-9420 Pastors Joseph & Yvonne Dixon WORSHIP SERVICE: SUN. 11 AM BIBLE STUDY: WED. 7:30 PM

Proclaiming Faith 4 pm Sunday on WKDI 840 AM Radio

Food Outreach Emergency Food

Sailor’s Bethel United Methodist Church Bethel, DE Rev. Ron Wuest, Pastor Sunday School - 10 am Praise Service 10:45 - 11 am Worship - 11:15 am Nursery Provided office 875-3628 parsonage 875-2996

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church The Rev’d. Jeanne W. Kirby, Rector

Sunday School - all ages 9 a.m. Worship 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Rainbow Day Care / Pre-School Rt. 13 South, Seaford, DE 302-628-1020

Mount Olivet United Methodist Church Serving Christ in the Heart of Seaford since 1830 315 High St. • Seaford, DE

Sunday Services: Informal Worship in Chapel 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary 9:45 Sunday School Pastor: Rev. Thomas Gross • 302-629-4458 PROFESSIONAL NURSERY CARE PROVIDED

Laurel Wesleyan Church Rt. 13A, Just North of Laurel Sunday School - 9:30 & 10:45 Worship - 9:00 & 10:45 Sunday Evening Worship and Children’s Ministries 6 p.m. Wednesday Youth Ministries 6:30 p.m. Church 875-5380 • Sr. Pastor Todd Crofford Assistant Pastor Ken Deusa Asst. Pastor/Youth: Sue Boyce Children’s Pastor: Marilyn Searcey

Holy Eucharist: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Forum: 10:30 a.m. Front & King St., Seaford, DE 629-7979

Seaford Church of Christ Acapella

(Rm. 16:16)

N. Dual 13, P.O. Box 783, Seaford, DE 19973 302-629-6206 Evangelist - Anthony Melakian - 629-3633 Elder - Don Birch - 629-8949 Elder - Ron Russell - 629-6033 Sunday School 10a.m. Sun. Worship 11 a.m., Sun. Evening 6 p.m Wed. Evenings 7 p.m. Live For God, Love Each Other, Light The World

Connecting People with Christ since 1804


UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 25322 Church Road, Concord Seaford, DE 19973 Sunday Worship - 9 am Sunday School (all ages) - 10:30 am For More Information call 302-628-8114 Rev. Diane E. Melson, Pastor




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Obituaries are run without charge thanks to the support of area churches.

Barbara German, 64

Madelyn P. Watson, 82

Barbara Lee German of Seaford died Monday, June 5, 2006, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. Mrs. German was born in Delmar, Del. on Sept. 24, 1941 to Milford and Evelyn Hill Hearne. She last worked as a nursing attendant at the Stockley Center in Georgetown. She was a member of the Rock Church in Laurel. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Linwood German. Mrs. German is survived by one daughter, Tammey German and her fiance Robert Everett; two brothers, Bobby Hearne of Laurel and Jimmy Hearne of Delmar; a sister, Joann Wilkens of Laurel, and her five grandchildren, Julie, Jordan, Chasity, Taylor, Tia German, all of Seaford. Her funeral service was on June 11, at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel, with the Rev. Bill Konkel officiating. Interment was in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home. Visit to send condolences to the family.

Madelyn P. Watson of Millsboro, formerly of Laurel, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. She was born in Lewes, a daughter of Harry and Mollie Sirman. Mrs. Watson was a seamstress for the Laurel Manufacturing Company for many years. She was a lifelong member of Shiloh Community Church in Laurel where she taught children’s Sunday School. She loved to garden and cook. She also volunteered at the Good Samaritan Shop in Laurel. She is survived by two daughters, Mary Ellen and her husband Edward Leroy Conaway of Laurel and Patricia and her husband Frank Edward Fleetwood of Seaford; a sister, Evelyn P. Collins of Laurel; grandchildren, Robert Edward Conaway, Lance Fleetwood and Wendy Purse; and great-grandchildren, Samantha Conaway and Connor Lewis. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Joseph Watson, who died in 1979; a son, Lester Harry Watson, who died in 1977; an infant daughter, Evelyn Ruth Watson; and a sister, Ruth Timmons Wilkerson. Her funeral service was on June 10, at Shiloh Community Church in Laurel, offi-

What must I do to be saved? Acknowledge your sin and place your trust in Christ. All who place their trust in Christ in this way are adopted as God’s children. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. — Romans 3:23 The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. — Romans 6:23 God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. — Romans 5:8 If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved. — Romans 10:9

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Eugene “Gene” J. Baker of Seaford, died on Friday, June 9, 2006, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. Mr. Baker was the son of James F. and Jeanette Baker, who preceded him in death. He is survived by four sisters, Gilda Miller of Seaford, Phyllis McNatt of Seaford, Janet Waterfield of Warsaw, Va. and Deborah Dennis of Georgetown. His loving friends at the Fellowship Health Resources in Seaford also survive him. His funeral service was on June 12, at the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery, Bethel. The family suggests donations may be made to Fellowship Health Resources, 1890 Maranatha Way, Bridgeville, DE 19933.

Alton E. Spicer, 73 Alton E. Spicer of Princess Anne, Md., died Thursday, June 8, 2006 at the home of his son, Greg. Mr. Spicer was born in Georgetown, June 5, 1933 to John and Mary Ida Tracy Spicer. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War era. He was a meat cutter working for Acme Markets and Meatland

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Jay Stevenson, 67 Jay Stevenson of Dagsboro, died Saturday, June 10, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. Mr. Stevenson was born in New York City on Dec. 9, 1938, a son of Charles T. and Marie Neville Stevenson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving on the Naval submarine U.S.S. Thornback. He worked for Delmarva Power, Indian River Plant, Dagsboro, for 34 years starting as a lineman and retiring as the maintenance foreman in 1995.

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He was a member of The Country Chapel near Millsboro. He was also a member of Doric Lodge AF&AM 30, Millville; the National Street Road Association, the Bay Shore Hot Rod Association, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He and his wife touched the lives of many children serving as foster parents for the past 15 years. Mr. Stevenson was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Deborah Lockwood Stevenson; three children, Jay Stevenson and his wife Kristi of Ingleside, Texas, Kimberly Adams and her husband Troy of Washington, D.C., and Eric F. Stevenson of Dagsboro; a stepbrother, Samuel Warrington of Georgetown; and three grandchildren, Jay Cody Stevenson, Neesa Aubree Stevenson, and Maximus Dale Adams. His funeral service is at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at Grace United Methodist Church, Church and Morris streets, Millsboro. Friends called Wednesday evening at the Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro where there was a Masonic service. Ministers Donna Rayne and Philip Daisey will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 27106, Attn: Gloria Gunn, New York, NY 10087.

Laila Alana Carrero, one-month Laila Alana Carrero, the one-month-old daughter of Norberto Carrero Jr. and Stacey Baker of Millsboro, died June 8, 2006 at Children’s Hospital, in Philadelphia. She was born April 19, and passed away Thursday, June 8, 2006. She is survived by her parents; her paternal grandparents, Norberto Sr. and Gloria Carrero, of Bronx, N.Y.; her maternal grandparents, Lesa Harris and step-grand-


father Rodney Handy of Millsboro; great grandparents, Angel and Maria Carrero, Dolores Maldonado and Bill Baker; one aunt, Gloribeth Carrero and one greataunt, Judy Wharton; three uncles, Jeremy Baker, Frank Harris Jr. and Bradley Harris. In addition, she is survived by many special relatives and friends from New York and Delaware. She was preceded in death by her paternal great-grandfather Miguel Maldonado and maternal great-grandparents, Janet Baker and Roland and Tavola Taylor. Her graveside service was on June 13, at Dagsboro Redmen’s Cemetery. with the Rev. Norberto Carrero Sr. officiating.



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Russell C. Hastings, 59 Russell C. Hastings of Laurel died Friday, June 9, 2006, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Hastings was born in Milford, a son of Clyde D. Hastings and Mildred R. Hastings of Laurel. He was preceded in death by his father. He was a grain and livestock farmer on his farm in Laurel. Mr. Hastings is survived by his wife Laura Ann Hastings of Laurel; and a son, John “Michael” Hastings and his wife Susan of Laurel; a daughter, Krista Records and her husband Chris of Delmar; a brother, Clarke Hastings of Laurel; and a sister, Virginia Hickman of Dover; his grandchildren Marcus Hastings and Erin Hastings of Laurel, and Holly Records and Jackson Records of Delmar; several nieces and nephews, and his pet bulldog “Lucy.” A memorial service was on June 13 at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel. Contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947; or American Cancer Society, 1138 Parsons Road, Salisbury, MD 21803



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Dean Edge - Ken and Sharon McDowell Bus Co. Award ($50). Stacey Falkenheimer - Woodbridge Association of Educational Office Professionals Scholarship ($250). Blake Hunter Field - Comcast of Delmarva Scholarship ($1,000). Nique Freeman - Delaware Career Association Award; Woodbridge Student Council Scholarship ($200). Kyle Gibbs - U.S. Marine Corps Certificate. Robert Glace - MCROTC Achievement Award. Elizabeth Goslee - Ken and Sharon McDowell Bus Co. Award ($50). Rachel Hovermale - Apple-Scrapple Scholarship ($200); Greenwood Lions Club Scholarship ($100); Hebron Lodge 14 Scholarship ($500); Jostens Medal; Ken and Sharon McDowell Bus Co. Award ($100); Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville Scholarship ($500); Mary Bailey Scholarship ($1,000); High Schools That Work Certificate; Woodbridge Education Association Scholarship ($500); Woodbridge Soccer Club Scholarship ($250); Woodbridge Spanish Club Award ($50); Woodbridge Student Council Scholarship ($300). Jerilyn Idler - Diamond State Classic Scholarship ($1,000); Dr. Foster J. Flint Scholarship ($350); MCROTC Achievement Award. Kimberly Johns - Ray E. Passwaters Business Scholarship ($500); Woodbridge Spanish Honor Society Scholarship ($100). Samantha Judy - Delores Handy Family and Consumer Science Scholarship ($250); Greenwood Alumni Association Scholarship ($1,000); Harry Daisey Insurance Co. Scholarship ($1,000); Ken and Sharon McDowell Bus Co. Award ($50); Mary Bailey Scholarship ($1,000); McKinney ACE 10 Scholarship ($8,000 per year/renewable); Woodbridge Education Association Scholarship ($100). Amanda Keefe - High Schools That Work Certificate. Ryan Messick - (Salutatorian) Widener University Scholarship ($13,00 per year for four years); Delaware Farm Bureau Women’s Association Scholarship ($2,500); Delaware Farm Bureau, Sussex County, Scholarship ($350); Fillmore Clifton Scholarship ($500); Harrington Alumni Scholarship ($1,200); Mary Bailey Scholarship ($1,000).

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Garrett Slater - High Schools That Work Certificate. Alyssa Smith - Delaware Career Association Award. Monika Smith - Woodbridge Student Council Scholarship ($100). Christopher Sweeney - MCROTC Achievement Award. Jaimie Terry - Ken and Sharon McDowell Bus Co. Award ($50); Merritt M. Littrell Future Teachers Scholarship ($1,000); High Schools That Work Certificate. Ashley Tucker - Ken and Sharon McDowell Bus Co. Award ($100); Michael C. Ferguson DSTP Scholarship ($1,000 per year for four years); Woodbridge BPA Scholarship ($100). Vincent Turner - Discover Bank Foundation Scholarship ($5,000). Tiffany Vazquez - Delaware Career Association Award. Kenneth Webb - Ken and Sharon McDowell Bus Co. Award ($50). Jayne Wheeler - Lioness Club of Bridgeville Scholarship ($500). Chad Willey - American Legion Post 26 Scholarship ($1,000); DAR, Mary Vining Chapter, Award; Legislative Essay Winner; Mary Bailey Scholarship ($1,000); Ralph E. Davis Memorial Scholarship ($400); High Schools That Work Certificate; Woodbridge Education Association Scholarship ($200); Woodbridge Endowed Scholarship ($1,000). Machelle Williams - Messick and Gray Construction Scholarship ($250); High Schools That Work Certificate; Woodbridge Education Association Scholarship ($200); Woodbridge Soccer Club Scholarship ($250). Gina Zaffora - Lions Club of Bridgeville Scholarship ($250); High Schools That Work Certificate. Nikki Zeroles - Carl Z. Baker Memorial Award; Ken and Sharon McDowell Bus Co. Award ($50); Woodbridge Spanish Honor Society Award.

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Health National Safety Month time to prepare for entire year Drinking and driving clearly do not mix. Most people tend to forget that the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, average person is clearly impaired after Medical director two drinks. Someone my weight would get their alcohol level to 0.033 with two I received an e-mail today telling me drinks. The legal limit may be 0.08. Imthat June is National Safety Month. I found it kind of interesting that we had de- pairment occurs at 0.03. Seat belts are the fourth major topic to clared a “safety month.” It suggests that go along with driving safety. We need to we should only be safe during the month wear seat belts. Our passengers need to of June. wear them. Our children need to be in We clearly need to be safe every day. safety seats. What organizers really mean is that June Workplace safety needs to be addressed should be a reminder month about safety. It should tell us about the safety we should on every job. It is different for each job. However, workman’s compensation claims practice every day. show that there are a lot of injuries in alThe topics for the month are broken most every profession. down by week. They are: The time to prepare for emergencies is June 5-9: Driving before they happen. Every member of your June 12-16: Workplace family should know what to do in case of June 19-23: Emergency Preparedness a fire. June 26-30: Home and Community You should have Over the years I preparations for hurhave written about ricanes well in adeach of these. DriThe time to prepare for vance of the hurriving topics include emergencies is before they cane season. The things like aggressive same kind of thing is driving. happen. Every member of your true for power outThere are many family should know what to do in ages. Losing power ways that drivers do and heat in the wincase of a fire. You should have things that help cause ter can be deadly. accidents. This might preparations for hurricanes well The kind of things include tailgating. It in advance of the hurricane we do at home can might include speedbe as dangerous as ing. It might include season. those we do at work. changing lanes withThere is no workout signaling. All inman’s compensation crease the chance of hurting the driver or those around him/her. for these. If you stop and think about it, most of your injuries occur at home. Most Driving topics also include distracted of the time, they are related to trying to driving. The best example of this is cell phone use. Some one driving too slowly is take short cuts. We stand on chairs instead of using ladprobably on the cell phone. Someone speeding up and slowing down is probably ders. We use the wrong tool for the job because it is quicker. We try to fix things that on a cell phone. we are not familiar with. The list goes on Other distractions include eating while and on. driving. They include fixing hair while The same thing is true outdoors. We do driving. The list goes on and on. By Dr. Anthony Policastro

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Positive Growth Alliance donates to Meals on Wheels The Positive Growth Alliance recently gave a $2,000 donation to Meals on Wheels. Meals on Wheels was again named the charity beneficiary of another Positive Growth Alliance fund-raising golf tournament held earlier this year. The Meals on Wheels beneficiaries were Sussex County Senior Services Inc. and Meals on Wheels of Lewes and Rehoboth. Both organizations together serve the entire Sussex County region, providing hot meals to homebound seniors. Eligibility requirements (which are set by the state) to receive these services focus on homebound and health issues for seniors over the age of 60. Although much of the funding is provided by the state, private donations and volunteers are essential to allow the program to meet the

needs of the county. Sussex County Senior Services (SCSS), headquartered at the Georgetown Cheer Center, serves approximately 131,000 meals a year (including meals served at the Cheer Center.) There are about 400 volunteers giving their time delivering an average 300 meals per day. Volunteers help by delivering 6 to 8 meals each or preparing to get the meals out. Meals on Wheels is only one program serviced by SCSS volunteers. Volunteers assist in other senior services programs, including in-home care, housekeeping, nursing, respite services, emergency response system, Phone-A-Friend, CheerA-Pet, and a traveling grocery store, especially popular during the winter months.

College offering Spanish to health-care workers To meet the community’s increasing need for Spanish-speaking health care workers, Delaware Tech is offering two targeted Spanish courses this summer. Students can practice Spanish words and phrases commonly used in a variety of health care settings to improve their customer service skills. The easy-tolearn class format focuses on dialogue and provides health care workers with the confidence to use their new language skills almost immediately. “Customer Service Spanish for the Health Care Industry” is a short course for workers who provide non-medical customer support. Vocabulary includes greetings, personal information including insurance terms, numbers and money, directions, and helpful service ques-

tions and phrases. The four-session class meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6-9 p.m., June 20-29; the fee is $132. “Survival Spanish for Health Care Technicians” is a focused course for technicians who have regular, brief interaction with Spanish-speaking clients. Vocabulary includes greetings, personal information, numbers, body parts, medical histories, commands, symptoms, and terms to explain various tests and procedures. Class meets for 8 sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6-8 p.m., July 11-20, for a fee of $264. For more information, or to register, call corporate and community programs at 854-6966.

Nemours doctor contributes to book about childhood obesity Are you concerned about your child’s extra weight? You’re not alone. Obesity among children has reached epidemic levels in the United States, affecting more than 9 million children. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a new obesity parent manual, “A Parent’s Guide to Childhood Obesity: A Road Map to Health,” which provides solutions and resources for parents and other caregivers who are concerned

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Peninsula Regional program is recognized for exceptional growth Peninsula Regional’s Lifeline Program was recently recognized at the Lifeline Academy meeting in Boston as being among the elite one-percent of the more than 2,000 Lifeline Partner Programs throughout the United States. Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s Lifeline, under the leadership of manager Bevereley Stoakley, is now one of only 15 programs in the country to have won the Lifeline Academy Exceptional Performance Award four times. The award honors

Stoakley and her team for professionalism, enthusiasm, forward thinking, a commitment to aggressively expand Lifeline services and leadership within the communities it serves. Lifeline, established in 1974, is the largest personal response service in North America, providing personal response and support services to more than 5 million elders. The local program, now boasting more than 600 clients on the Delmarva Peninsula, qualified for the Exceptional Perfor-

mance Award in 2005 by increasing subscribers by 102 clients or a net growth of 22 percent. Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s Lifeline remains one of the fastest growing programs in the United States. To learn more about Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s award-winning Lifeline and its line of personal response services for elders and others, call 410543-4740 or 1-800-215-1031.

In summer, healthy diets for teens should not go on vacation Summer vacation may mean teens and tweens are left on their own during the day while mom and dad work. Since parents cannot be there to monitor food choices, kids may opt for snacks such as potato chips and soda. But these salty and sugary treats should not replace the healthy foods they require for good health. “Fast-growing teens need at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, and many don’t get even one serving a day,” says Dr. Sue Snider, Cooperative Extension food and nutrition specialist at the University of Delaware. “Fruits and vegetables are nature’s perfect snack. Not only are they fast and easy to prepare, fruits and vegetables are low in fat and calories. In ad-

dition, they provide fiber and certain nutrients, such as carotenes, that may reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.” To encourage your stay-at-home teen to choose a healthy snack over greasy, salt-laden fast foods, make fruits and vegetables readily available. Snider offers these suggestions: • Provide easy-to-wash and eat fruits, such as bananas, apples and grapes. • Plate cut-up carrots, celery, sliced green or red pepper, raw broccoli or make a fruit salad with in-season fruits, then prominently display them in the refrigerator, where they can be grabbed by your on-the-go teen. • Buy juice in individual boxes and canned fruit such as peaches and applesauce in indi-

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Bridgeville officials pass budget with another tax reduction Commissioners also take serious look at new demonstration ordinance By Mike McClure The Bridgeville Commission approved the fiscal 2007 budget ($2.9 million in revenue) during its meeting on Monday, June 12. The commission also had its introduction and first reading on on a protest/demonstration ordinance. The town’s new budget includes a 5 percent reduction in the municipal tax rate (from $1.83 to $1.73 per $100 of the town assessment) as a result of the growth of the town’s assessment base. Town water, sewer and garbage fees will remain the same in FY 07. Other highlights of the budget include the addition of a spring clean up day. The town already has one in the fall. The starting salary for a police officer in Bridgeville has been increased to $30,000 to remain competitive with other municipalities. Changes will also be made to the town’s pension plan to allow for a police officer to retire after 20 years of service with the town. The police department parking lot will be repaved and upgrades will be made to the security of the building and surrounding area. Funds are also included to complete the public works building which will house the new street sweeper and offices for the water and street departments. Money is also included in the budget to purchase seasonal banners for the town’s streets. “We think it’s a good budget, one that will represent the town well,” said

Bridgeville Town Manager Bonnie Walls. Commission President Joe Conaway pointed out that this is the third reduction in taxes by the current commission. Last year the commission eliminated the town’s capitation tax and cut the water meter fee in half. PROTEST ORDINANCE - Conaway and the commission held the introduction and first reading of a proposed ordinance that would address protests like the one that occurred in Seaford by Westboro Baptist Church. “The situation in Seaford was a real tragedy. Seaford was as prepared as anyone could be under this situation,” said Conaway. “We cannot sit back and let this situation to grow.” Conaway said the ordinance would require protesters to be 1,000 feet away from a lawful assembly such as a memorial service. Protest groups would also need to apply for a license 15 business days prior to the demonstration. The town would also charge a fee for police action and fines would be increased under the proposed ordinance. “My friends in Seaford did the best they could have ever done under the circumstances,” Conaway added. “We have a right to charge so that the taxpayers don’t have to pay for something they may not agree with.” Conaway and the commission also discussed the possibility of putting protesters in the fenced in area at the town’s sewer

plant. TOWN PLAN - In other business, the town’s planning commission recommended approval of the town’s comprehensive plan as amended. The planning commission held a public hearing on May 30. Conaway said there were no major changes made to the land use plan (by the planning commission). The commission voted to accept the draft as presented. It will go before the state planning committee on June 28. State agencies will then have 45 days to comment on the town’s plan. The commission approved town engineer Davis, Bowen, and Friedel’s proposal to do a water and wastewater facility plan for the annexation requests to date. The $42,000 cost will be shared by the developers and property owners asking for annexation into the town.

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Not everyone wants this kind of work. Painters hang on and add the finishing touches to the large Bridgeville sign on the new water tower located on the western boundary of the Heritage Shores housing development. Photo by Ronald MacArthur

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PUBLIC AUCTION OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATE & HOME IN LAUREL, DEL. Friday, June 23, 2006 -- 4:30 P.M. Location: 12033 Laurel Road, Laurel, Delaware. From the intersection of U.S. Rt. 13 & Del. Rt. 24 in Laurel, travel east on Rt. 24 for approx. 0.8 mile. Property will be on left (Signs Posted). Inspection: Tues., June 13 from 4:00 to 5:30 P.M. & Tues., June 20 from 4:00 to 5:30 P.M. The property is identified on the Sussex County Tax Map in District 3-32 Map 2.00 Parcel 59.02 and is further described in Deed Book 2395 Page 247. The property consists of 0.83+/- Acre of land and is improved with a 3 BR/1 BA home & outbuildings. Terms: $10,000.00 non-refundable down payment on day of sale in the form of Cash, Cashier’s, or Certified Check made payable to Jos. C. O’Neal & Sons with the balance to be paid in 45 days when a good & marketable deed will be given. Buyer & Seller will equally share all State & County transfer taxes. State and County and municipal taxes and assessments to be adjusted as of the date of sale. Buyer will be required to pay all costs of preparing and recording the deed. The property is being sold in “AS-IS” condition. Failure to comply with these Terms of Sale will cause the down payment paid on day of sale to be forfeited and the property will be resold at the buyer’s expense. A 2% buyer’s premium will be added to the final selling price. Seller(s) have the right to accept or reject any or all bids, but it is their intent to sell said property.


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Location: French’s Food Rite, 1001 S. Central Ave, Laurel, Delaware. From the intersection of U.S. Rt. 13 & Del. Rt. 24 in Laurel, travel west on Rt. 24 towards Laurel for 0.9 mile. Turn left at second light onto Central Ave. and travel for 0.4 mile. French’s Food Rite will be on left. Inspection: Friday, June 16 from 8:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. Auction will include all of the hot food, produce, bakery, deli, meat, & computer supplies & equipment & miscellaneous contents of Laurel landmark French’s Food Rite. Hot Food: Henny Penny Model HC 900 Holding Cabinet, Henny Penny Model 500 Electric Fryers, Hobart HSF3 Steamer, 8 ft. Alto Sham Hot Case with Oven, Insta-Burger Machine, Two Burner Star Mfg. Electric Stove, & Stainless Steel Hand Sink, & many other items too numerous to mention. Produce: 48 ft. Hussman Multi-Deck Display Cases, Hobart Scale with Printer, Wrap Station, Produce Carts, & Fruh Basket Heat Gun, & many other items too numerous to mention. Bakery: 3 ft. Donut Case, 3 ft. Wooden Bakery Racks, Bakery Craft Copy Confection Cake Scanner with Printer, Baker’s Aid Four-Deck Oven (7 ft. long), Proof Boxes, 6 ft. Fleetwood Bakery Cold Case, 8 ft. Stainless Steel Tables with Bottom Doors, Copy Rite Copy Cake Machine, Bread Slicer, & Four Slice Toaster, & many other items too numerous to mention. Deli: Toledo 8427 Deli Scales, Hobart 512 Slicers, Hobart Wrap Station, Three-Tub Stainless Steel Sink, Two-Tub Stainless Steel Sinks, 12 ft. McCray Deli Case, 5 ft. Stainless Steel Tables, 5 ft. Marble Top Tables, & 3 ft. Marble Top Table, & many other items too numerous to mention. Meat: Hobart Mixer Grinder, Hobart Saw, Berkel Tenderizer, Toledo 685 Solo Auto. Wrapper, Toledo 8460 Scale with Wrap Station, Toledo 8427 Scale with Wrap Station, Marble Top Cutting Tables, 8 ft. Hussman Meat Case, Assorted Stainless Steel Dunnage Racks, 6 ft. Stainless Steel Table, One-Tub Hand Sink, & 54 ft. Hussman Mult-Deck Meat Cases, & many other items too numerous to mention. Computer supplies & equipment: Dell POS Systems with Magellen scanner scales, Dell back office PC (wireless), Dell server with backup, Symbol hand-held POS, I.T. retail software with backups, Trans. 330 credit card machines with printers, Pan Ousten checkouts, Canon multifunction laser printer, H.P. printer, ADC computer with time & attendance software, Canon adding machine, Camera system, Safe, Cash drawer, Office chair, Battery backups, ADC battery backup (server), Phone system with auto. attendant & 4 extentions, Radio with P.A. system, & Guardian alarm system, & many other items too numerous to mention. Walk-ins: Frozen walk-in freezers, Dairy walk-in cooler, Deli walk-in coolers, Produce walk-in cooler, & Meat walk-in cooler. Grocery & Misc. Supplies: 48 ft. Hussman Dairy Cases, 36 ft. Hussman Stand-Up Door Freezers, 104 ft. Hussman Coffin Freezers, Electric Pallet Jack, Hand Jack, & Freight Carts, & many other items too numerous to mention. Terms: Cash or Approved Check day of sale. A 10% buyer’s premium will be charged on all purchases. All items are sold “AS IS” with no warranties of any kind. All items must be paid for day of sale. Prompt removal.

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LEGALS LEGAL NOTICE ON TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2006 at 11:00 a.m., Laurel Storage Center, Road 468, Laurel, DE 19956, will conduct a sale pursuant to Title 25, DEL. C. ANN. 49044905. The contents of the following bins will be sold: #153 Faist, Larry; #90 Johnson, Gail; #199 Murray, Carolyn; #79 Duncan, Penelope; #132 Wilkerson, Eugene; #188 Spicer, Charles; #52 Freshwater, Jackson. BIDDERS: Call office on day of sale to confirm, 302875-5931. 6/15/2tc

PUBLIC NOTICE You are hereby notified the below application will be before: The City of Seaford Board of Adjustment and Appeals for their determination on Wednesday, July 5, 2006, at 12:00 P.M., in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 414 High Street, Seaford, Delaware: Case No. V-33-06: Banal Dice, 307 Arch Street, is seeking a special exception to retain a duplex that was created without approval from the Board of Adjustment. Case No. V-37-06: Mr. Arlie Wooters and Mr. wayne Sammons, W.A. Ramp, LLC, 420 Pennsylvania Avenue, (formerly Layton theater), are seeking permission to use one of two retail spaces for an attorney’s office. In a variance given to the former owner on November 7, 2001, one stipulation was that the Board is to approve the specific use for the two retail spaces allowed. On May 3, 2006, the Board granted approval to use one of the retail spaces for a drafting & design company. If any of these projects are of concern to you and you wish to present your position or evidence, please attend this meeting. You may have counsel attend on your behalf. Issued this 15th day of June 2006 pursuant to the Rules heretofore adopted by the City of Seaford. CITY OF SEAFORD Dolores J. Slatcher City Manager 615/1tc

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE You are hereby notified the below matters will be before: The Planning and Zon-

ing Commission for their review and recommendation on Thursday, July 6, 2006, at 7:00 P.M., in the City Hall, 414 High Street, Seaford, Delaware: 1. Case No. R-31-06: Circle J Community Developers, property owners of Tax Map and Parcel3-31 6.00 5.00, located on Tharp Road, wish to rezone 66.1822 acres of this land from R-1 Single Family Residential to R-2 Medium Density Residential. This is for the purpose of increasing lot coverage for the single family portion of the development. 2. Case No. S-34-06: Kimberly Batson-Purnell, 208 E. King Street, Tax map and parcel 4-31 5.00 145, is requesting subdivision of this property into two lots. 3. Case No. S-35-06: Cecil B. Tull, Mary E. A. Tull and Virginia E. Thawley, property owners of Tax Map and Parcel 5-31 12.00 38, located between Chapel Branch, Stein Highway and Atlanta Road, are requesting to subdivide 32.944 acres along Chapel Branch from the larger parcel. 4. Case No. S-36-06; John C. Chanoski and Pamela A. Landon, property owners of Tax Map and Parcel 4-31 4.00 106 located on E. King Street, wish to subdivide this land into three R-2 Medium Density Residential lots.5. Manish Patel, property owner of Tax Map and Parcel3-31 5.00 60, located on Rt. 13 is seeking a final site plan approval for the construction of a new motel - Comfort Suites. Issued this 15th day of June 2006 pursuant to the Rules heretofore adopted by the City of Seaford. CITY OF SEAFORD Dolores J. Slatcher City Manager 615/1tc

TOWN OF BLADES BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT MEETING TAKE NOTICE: On Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at 7:00 p.m., the Board of Adjustment of the Town of Blades will sit in its Board Room at Hardin Hall W. Fourth St., Blades, DE, to publicly hear and determine the matter of: An application for a special use exception, pursuant to the Blades Zoning Ordinance to permit Great American Homes a use variance to allow construction of a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, single family home, measuring approximately 24’ x 44’ on a lot located on E. See LEGALS—page 40

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Real Estate Auction - 3 BR, 1.5 BA Home & Contents in Laurel, DE Mrs. Annabelle Defelice is downsizing & Marshall Auctions is honored to sell her home.

Friday June 23rd, 2006 at 4 PM & Real Estate at 6 PM -10596 Georgetown Rd., Laurel, DE - Sussex Co. Dist. 2-32 Map12.00 Parcel 42 Nicely maintained 3 BR, 1.5 BA Living Estate home on 1.19 Ac lot in Laurel, DE.

Real Estate Preview: Tue. June 13th 6-7 PM & Sun. June 18th 2-4 PM Directions : At the Intersection of Rt. 9 (Georgetown Rd) & Rt. 13 in Laurel DE travel West on Georgetown Rd. for 0.3 miles to home on the left. Signs Posted. Description: Nicely maintained 3 BR, 1.5 BA Living Estate ranch home on a wonderful 1.19 Acre lot in Laurel, DE. Home is situated on a 152’ x 242’ lot & features an excellent floor plan with large kitchen, hardwood floors, basement and a recently updated roof & windows. The property features a large attached 1 car garage and outbuilding on the rear of the property. Contents of Home to include: round oak table, 6 oak chairs, oak server, oak server w/display, Boston rocker, floor lamp, leatherette sofa & chair, smoking stand, console TV, nice upholstered sofa & matching loveseat, floral upholstered chair, platform rocker, pine coffee table & matching end table, floor lamps, table lamps, arched window mirror, stainless steel Frigidaire Refrigerator, colored glassware, spoon rack & spoon, statues, McCoy ewers, German Coo coo clock, concrete jockey, Farm bell, hog pots one with tripod, colored glassware, claw foot bathtub, flamingo statues, Christmas decorations and much more. Terms Real Estate: $7,500.00 down day of auction in cash, certified check or check acceptable by undersigned. Balance to be paid in 45 days. 2.5 % Buyer premium. Property being sold “as is”. Prospective Buyer responsible for inspection, including lead paint, prior to the auction, Auction Co. makes no representation or warranties of any kind. BROKER PARTICIPATION. Brokers must have clients registered 48 hours prior to the auction. Contact Auction Co. for Complete Details. Terms Personal Property: Cash Or Approved Check Day of sale. Visa/MC/Amex/Discover. 3% Buyer Premium. 3% Discount for cash or check. Everything Sold “As Is” with no warranties of any kind. 2 Auctioneers. Some seating provided. Personal Property Preview: 2 Hours prior to the Auction!

Public Real Estate Auction - 2-3 BR, 1 BA Home on a corner lot in Bridgeville, DE Marshall Auctions is honored to sell for the Estate of Mabel Clifton of Bridgeville, DE.

Saturday, June 24th, 2006 at 10 AM & Real Estate sold at Noon -Home & Contents - 101 Jacobs Ave., Bridgeville, DE Real Estate Preview: Wed. June 14th 6-7 PM & Sat. June 17th 2-4 PM Directions: At the intersection of Rt. 13 and Rt. 404 East in Bridgeville (Next to the new Royal Farms) turn West onto Business Rt. 13 towards downtown Bridgeville and follow for 0.9 miles to the home on the left. Signs Posted. Description: Nicely maintained 2-3 BR, 1 BA home on a large half acre corner lot in the town of Bridgeville. The home features a full basement, updated windows, hardwood floors, an enclosed porch, 3 fireplaces, an attached garage and a den that could be converted to a 3rd bedroom. Don’t miss the chance to own this wonderful home. Glassware & Collectibles: Fostoria Chintz stems, plates, serving pieces, pink depression waters, Heisey Lariat Punch bowl w/under tray & cups, American Fostoria, Ship’s Wheel, pedestal cake plate, cruet set, Homer Laughlin Eggshell China, umbrella stand, cookie jar, blue & grey stoneware, A J Welks jug stoneware crocks & jugs, old bulldog doorstop, glass & china shoe collection, local advertising & postcards, 2 counterpanes, stein, Stangl, nest of mixing bowls, coal hod’s, Barney Google & Spark Plug Game & other early games, Seth Thomas clock, church plates, porcelain canister set, sterling candlesticks, butter print, lg. farm bell, JW Pepper trumpet, Graniteware teapot, much local school memorabilia, signed baseballs (1940’s), vintage clothing, hats & hatboxes, cast iron urn, ladies pocket watch & costume jewelry, and much more. Furniture: Heywood Wakefield Art Deco 6 Pc. Bedroom Suite, Heywood Wakefield Bamboo Sofa, 2 chairs, 5 tables, side chair, bar, 3 bar stools & 2 lamps, maple workbench, Empire sideboard, oak chairs, Vic. Walnut drop front desk, 2 Vic, walnut Marble washstands, oak washstand, round oak table, spool cabinet on base, marble top table, brass bed, ball & claw piano stool, clothes tree, Gilt mirror, blue painted blanket chest, tool box, refinished steamer trunk and much more. Estate Car: 1997 Buick Century 25,600 original miles, 4dr sedan, white, automatic, AC & more. Wonderful car. Real Estate Terms: $7,500.00 down day of auction in cash, certified check or check acceptable by undersigned. Balance to

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PAGE 40 LEGALS - from Page 39 Fourth St., Blades, DE in an R-2 zone. The tax map & parcel is 1-32.1-5.99.00 which contains 5,684 sq. feet. An R-2 zone requires 7,0000 sq. feet per lot. You are hereby notified to be present with your witnesses, other evidence and counsel, if you have any and to attend the determination of the Board upon such special use exception. Such hearing may be adjourned from time to time y said Board without further written notice. Issued this 15th day of June, 2006, pursuant to the rules heretofore adopted by the Board of Adjustment of the Town of Blades. BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT TOWN OF BLADES BY: Julie A. Chelton Town Administrator 6/15/1tc

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Subd. #2005-51 Notice is hereby given that the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing on Thursday evening, JULY 13, 2006, in the County Council Chambers, Sussex County Administrative Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on the application of VINCENT ODDO to consider the Subdivision of land in an AR-1 Agricultural Residential District in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County, by dividing 8.70 acres into 3 lots, located west of Road 436, 0.4 mile north of Route 24. Planning and Zoning public hearings will begin at 6:00 P.M. Text and maps of this application may be examined by interested parties in the County Planning and Zoning Office, Sussex County Administrative Building, Georgetown, Delaware. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to the public hearing. For additional information contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 6/15/1tc

NOTICE Estate of Ruth I. Cable, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Ruth I. Cable who departed this life on the 12th day of May, A.D. 2006 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Carol J. Crouse on the 25th day of May, A.D. 2006, and all persons indebted to the

MORNING STAR said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 12th day of January, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Carol J. Crouse 806 Hurley Park Dr. Seaford, DE 19973 Howard Clendaniel Register of Wills 6/8/3tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL THAT certain lot, piece or parcel of land situated in a subdivision known as G.D.V.P. Corp., Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, the lot herein described being known as the “Residue” lot of the said subdivision, which said subdivision plan was prepared by Elliot Surveying, dated 6/15/99 and recorded in Plot Book #65, page #302, said lot lying on the easterly side of County Road #44, Blacksmith Shop Road (60 feet wide) and being bounded as follows: on the North by Lot #3, on the East and South by lands now or late of Ivan Wayne Mast and Darlene L. Mast, and on the West by Lot #4 and the said Road #44, and being more particularly bounded and described in accordance with a survey by William L. Sapp, Professional Land Surveyor, dated August 29, 2002, as follows, to-wit: BEGINNING at a pin found on the easterly side of Road #44, a corner for this lot and Lot #3, said pin being located 0.5 miles more or less South of County Road #614, Bender Farm Road; thence proceeding from the said point of Beginning, with line of Lot #3, South 65 degrees 08 minutes 40 seconds East 379.96 feet to a pin found in line of lands of the said Mast in a ditch known as “West Branch Ditch”; thence with line of lands of the said Mast, generally along the center of said ditch, which said ditch is approximately 28 feet wide, top of bank to top of bank, and having 140 foot wide

construction easement, which said course is the center of the said easement, South 24 degrees 47 minutes 20 second West 996.29 feet to a pin found; thence continuing with line of lands of the said Mast, generally along the center of another ditch, which said second noted ditch is approximately 18 feet wide, top of bank to top of bank and having the same 140 foot wide easement as noted above, said course being the center of the said easement, North 73 degrees 09 minutes 55 seconds West 384.88 feet to a pin found opposite the center of a headwall on the easterly side of Road #44; thence with the easterly side of Road #44, North 24 degrees 51 minutes 20 second East 245.00 feet to a point found, a corner for Lot #4; thence with the same the following three (3) courses and distances: (1) South 65 degrees 08 minutes 40 seconds East 310.90 feet to a pin found in the westerly easement line for the above first noted ditch; thence with the said easement line, (2) North 24 degrees 47 minutes 20 second East 205.0 feet to a pin found, thence (3) North 65 degrees 08 minutes 40 seconds West 310.66 feet to a pin found the easterly said of Road #44; thence with the same North 24 degrees 51 minutes 20 seconds East 600.00 feet to a pin found, the point of Beginning. Be the contents thereof what they may. AND BEING the same lands conveyed unto Russell Vadakin by deed of Russell Vadakin and Charlotte Vadakin, dated September 6, 2002 and of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex county and State of Delaware in Deed Book 2748, Page 193. Tax Parcel: 4-30-3.0065.00 Property Address: 11021 Blacksmith Shop Road, Greenwood Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver's license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before July 3, 2006. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on July 7, 2006 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty

✳ JUNE 15 - 21, 2006 Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff's Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of RUSSELL A. VADAKIN and will be sold by Robert L. Reed, Sheriff 6/8/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, more particularly described as follows, to-wit: BEGINNING at a concrete monument found on the South side of East 5th Street, a corner for this lot and lands now or formerly of Victor L. & Barbara E. Timmons, said beginning point being 650 feet East of Cannon Street; thence by and with East 5th Street, North 88 degrees 47 minutes 12 seconds East 204.46 feet to a concrete monument found, a corner for this lot and lands now or formerly of David B. Webb, Jr.; thence turning and running by and with lands now or formerly of David B. Webb. Jr., South 25 degrees 41 minutes 09 seconds West 112.87 feet to a concrete monument, a corner or this lot; thence turning and running by and with lands now or formerly of Donald S. Sr. and Lianne K. Trice, South 88 degrees 37 minutes 00 seconds West 152.98 feet to a concrete monument found, a corner for this lot; thence turning and running by and with lands now or formerly of

Victor L. & Barbara E. Timmons North 01 degrees 26 minutes 59 seconds West 101.11 feet to the place of beginning, containing therein 18,024 square feet of land, more or less, as surveyed by Miller-Lewis, Inc., dated October 28, 1998 and as updated survey prepared by Michael L. Adkins, P.E. dated June 13, 2003. BEING the same lands and premises conveyed unto Dwight W.H. Perkins, Sr. by Deed of Jennifer C. Atkinson dated July 25, 2003, and of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County at Georgetown, Delaware at Deed Book 02866 page 315, dated November 22, 2003. Tax Parcel: 1-32-1.164.01 Property Address: 211 East 5th Street, Blades Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver's license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before July 3, 2006. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on July 7, 2006 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff's Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of DWIGHT W.H. PERKINS, SR. and will be sold by Robert L. Reed, Sheriff 6/8/2tc



SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece and parcel of land situate, lying and being in the City of Seaford, Seaford Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, being all of Lot 56 and a small portion of land located west of Lot 56 in “Woodside Manor” and more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a concrete monument located on the westerly edge of a sidewalk running parallel to Magnolia Drive, said concrete monument being located at a corner for this lot and Lot 57 plus other lands in “Woodside Manor”; thence South 80 degrees 05 minutes West a distance of 149.00 feet to an iron pipe; thence North 11 degrees 35 minutes West along other lands in “Woodside Manor” a distance of 108.75 feet to a concrete monument; thence North 80 degrees 05 minutes East along the southerly edge of a sidewalk running parallel to the right of way line of Arbutus Avenue a distance of 137.15 feet to a nail; thence by and with a curve which bears South 54 degrees 55 minutes East an arc distance of 23.56 feet and having a chord 21.21 feet in length to a nail; thence South 09 degrees 55 minutes East along the westerly edge of the sidewalk running parallel to the right of way line of Magnolia Drive a distance of 93.70 feet to a concrete monument, said concrete monument being the place of beginning, said to contain 16,318 square feet of land, more or less, as surveyed by Thomas A. Temple, Jr. P.L.S. 242, dated February 5, 1978, a copy of which survey is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference. BEING THE SAME lands and premises by which Robert O. Elam, Jr. and Sandra K. Elam, h/w in Deed Dated February 22nd, 1978, Recorded February 27th, 1978 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County and the State of Delaware in Deed Book 881, Page 175, did grant and convey unto Dennis P. Simpson and Kathleen M. See LEGALS—page 41

MORNING STAR LEGALS - from Page 40 Simpson, h/w. Tax Parcel: 5-31-10.17102.00 Property Address: 810 Magnolia Drive, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver's license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before July 3, 2006. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on July 7, 2006 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff's Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of DENNIS P. & KATHLEEN M. SIMPSON and will be sold by Robert L. Reed, Sheriff 6/8/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a First Pluries writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL THAT CERTAIN lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Northwest Fork Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, it being about four (4) miles North of Seaford, Delaware, being known and designated as

Lot No. 8, in Section C., on a Plot of Sussex Farm Labor Association, said Plot being of record in the Office of the Recorder of deeds, Georgetown, Delaware, in Plot Book No. 2, Page 11, it being more particularly described as follows, to-wit: FRONTING forty-two and one-half (42 1/2) feet on the Westerly side of County Road leading from formerly Browns School to Delaware Dual Highway No. 13, thence extending Westerly 41 degrees long with the Southerly side of Lot no. 7 to a point, thence turning and running in a Southerly direction with other lots in the subdivision about 300 feet to a point in the center of a ditch, thence turning and running in an Easterly direction with the center of said ditch about 435 feet to the edge of said County Road first above mentioned, containing what they may be within these bounds. SUBJECT, FURTHER, to all restrictions, reservations, covenants, conditions, easements and agreements of record. AND BEING the same land said premises which Kapell A. Tilghman, by deed dated January 18, 1997, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, Delaware, in Deed Book 2178,. Page 258 et. Seq., did grant and convey to Kapell A. Tilghman and Eleanor Tilghman, in fee. Tax Parcel: 1-31-19.0042.00 Property Address: 20568 Camp Road, Bridgeville Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver's license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before July 3, 2006. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on July 7, 2006 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost

of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff's Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of KAPELL A. & ELEANOR TILGHMAN and will be sold by Robert L. Reed, Sheriff 6/8/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece and parcel of land situate lying and being in Little Creek Hundred, State of Delaware, located on the Southerly side of County Road 508 and being more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a point located on the Southerly right of way boundary of County Road 508, said point comprising the Northeasterly corner of adjoining Lot No. 7 and the Northwesterly corner of this Lot; thence running along said same Southerly right of way boundary line, North 86° 45' 20” East 100 feet to a monument; thence South 03° 41' 00” East and through a monument set on said line 300 feet to a point (said line comprising the common boundary line of this Lot and other lands of Joseph N. Elliott); thence South 86° 45' 20” West 143.88 feet to a point located on the Easterly right of way boundary line of a reserved 50 foot right of way; thence running along said same Easterly right of way boundary line, North 24° 31' 20” West 64.38 feet to a point; thence running along the line forming the common boundary line of adjoining Lot No. 7 and this subject Lot, South 86° 45' 20” West 66.27 feet to a point; thence continuing on another such common boundary line North 3° 33' 40” West 240 feet back to the place of beginning, containing 33,383 square feet of land, more or less,

✳ JUNE 15 - 21, 2006 designated as Lot No. 6, according to a survey prepared by Gene R. Littleton & Associates, dated February, 1988, and recorded herein. BEING the same lands and premises which Joseph N. Elliott did grant and convey unto Ricky G. Richardson by deed dated March 17, 1988 and recorded on March 17, 1988 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 1554, Page 42. Tax Parcel: 5-32-11.0033.11 Property Address: 6060 White Deer Road, Delmar Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver's license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before July 3, 2006. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on July 7, 2006 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff's Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of RICKY G. RICHARDSON and will be sold by Robert L. Reed, Sheriff 6/8/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Com-

PAGE 41 plex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain tract, piece and parcel of land, situate, lying and being in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County, and State of Delaware, located on the northwesterly side of County Road No. 482, and being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a concrete monument in the northwesterly right of way line of County Road No. 482, at 50 feet wide, which concrete monument is located 481 feet, more or less, in a northeasterly direction along said County Road No. 482 from County Road No. 470 and marks a corner for these lands and for other lands of Marion F. O'Neal et ux; thence from this point of BEGINNING, by and with said other O'Neal lands, North 57 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds West, 269.46 feet to a pipe in line of lands of Delmarva Campground; thence turning and running by and with said Delmarva campground along a fence North 29 degrees 24 minutes 27 seconds East, 88.99 feet to an iron fence post found in line of another tract of Marion O'Neal, et ux; thence turning and running by and with the same, South 87 degrees 50 minutes 00 seconds East 362.61 feet to an iron marker found in the northwesterly right of way line of County Road No. 482; thence turning and running by and with said northwesterly right of way line of County Road No. 482, South 40 degrees 36 minutes 00 seconds West, 274.74 feet to concrete monument at point and place of beginning, containing 1.17 acres of land, more or less, as surveyed by Gene R. Littleton & Assoc., in August of 1987. BEING the same lands and premises which Robert M. Howard, Sr. and Mary E. Howard did grant and convey unto Robert M. Howard, Jr. & Ginny Lynn Howard, tenants by the entireties by deed dated May 29, 1998 and recorded on June 8, 1998 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 02293 Page 323. Tax Parcel: 1-32-12.0069.01 Property Address: 28778 Boyce Road, Laurel Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sus-

sex County) and valid driver's license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before July 3, 2006. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on July 7, 2006 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff's Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of GINNY LYNN & ROBERT M. HOWARD, JR. and will be sold by Robert L. Reed, Sheriff 6/8/2tc

FREE CLASSIFIEDS Personal Items for Sale. No Vendors Please.

Call 629-9788




✳ JUNE 15 - 21, 2006

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD BENEFIT EVENTS CONCERT FOR NANTICOKE SR. CENTER Gospel concert, Saturday, June 24, 6 p.m., St. John’s U.M. Church, Seaford, sponsored by the Country Gospel Music Association to benefit the building fund of the Nanticoke Senior Center. Free admission; offering will be taken. Phone Jerry Jones, 629-9689.

LYNYRD SKYNYRD BENEFIT CONCERT Tickets are on sale for the July 4th Lynyrd Skynyrd benefit concert at Perdue Stadium, Salisbury. Proceeds will benefit the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. Fireworks will follow. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For information, phone 410219-3112.

SUPPORT THE JULY 4TH FIREWORKS The 4th of July Laurel fireworks celebration fund raising is taking place. All contributions should be mailed to: Laurel Fireworks Celebration, PO Box 934, Laurel, DE 19956.

BINGO FOR THE NEW BUILDING Bingo, Friday, July 21, 6 p.m., American Legion Post 28, Rt. 24, Oak Orchard, $12. Sponsored by the Indian River Senior Center. Proceeds benefit the building fund. Light refreshments will be served.

BASKET TO BENEFIT LITTLE LEAGUE Nanticoke Little League has a Longaberger Knick Knack Basket for sale. The cost is $55 and contains baseball tacks as well as a blue/yellow stripe around the top of the basket. All proceeds benefit Nanticoke Little League. For more information, contact Heather Byrd at 6295400 or 875-2947.

BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE FOR JUNE 21 The Sussex Bookmobile schedule in the local area is as follows, Wednesday, June 21: The Child Craft Company, Seaford, parking lot, Market Street, 9:45-10:30 a.m.; Bethel Store, Bethel, parking lot, Main and Vine streets, 10:45-11:30 a.m.; Sussex Manor M.H. Park, Seaford, main entrance, Sussex Manor Lane, 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Methodist Manor House, Seaford, sidewalk entrance, Middleford Road, 1:15-1:45; Seaford Center, Seaford, parking lot, Dutton Avenue, 2-2:30 p.m.; Coverdale Child Development Center, Bridgeville, parking lot, Fisher Circle, 3:15-3:45 p.m.; Walker’s Mill M.H. Park, Bridgeville, office parking lot, Martin Street, 4-4:30 p.m.

COURSES AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM AARP driver safety course for people 50 and over, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, June 26 and 27, Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. The two-day program, sponsored by the American Association for Retired persons, stresses how older drivers may operate vehicles safely. Upon completion, participants receive a certificate entitling them to a reduction in their auto insurance. A 15 percent reduction is given to anyone repeating the program within three years. For information and registration, call 629-8081. The cost is $10.

DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE Laurel Senior Center AARP defensive driving course for beginners, July 12, 13. Cost $10. Call 875-2536 to sign up.

Submit Bulletin Board items by Friday at noon. E-mail: Mail: 628 West Stein Highway, Seaford, DE 19973 Items appear in both the Seaford and Laurel Stars. Mail to: Star Newspapers PO Box 1000 Seaford, DE 19973 BEST BET: Check out local libraries for youth summer reading programs.

OSTEO ARTHRITIS TALK “Don’t Let Osteo Arthritis of the Knee Become a Pain.” Dr. Choy will be at the Laurel Senior Center at 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 12, to talk about signs, symptoms, causes and up to date treatment information. Open to the public and free of charge. Light refreshments will be served.


Seaford, Friday, July 14, and Saturday, July 15. Entertainment, food, carnival, children’s activities, float-in, mayor’s challenge, car and motorcycle shows, vendors and more. Headliner concert on Friday night is the Funsters. Contact the city of Seaford at 629-9173.

munity house, west of Seaford, north Oak Grove Road. Carry outs only and tickets only. Deadline for tickets June 19. Donations to Bethel Community House Building Fund. Delivery will be provided tor businesses if necessary. For tickets call 629-7117 or 410-754-8681.



Chesapeake Brass Band concert, free, Gov. Ross Mansion lawn, Saturday, July 8, 5:30 p.m., sponsored by city of Seaford and Seaford Historical Society. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. In case of rain, the concert will be at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club.

Melson’s United Methodist Church ice cream social, Melson’s Road, Delmar, Md., Saturday, June 24, 2 p.m. Oyster sandwiches, hotdogs, hamburgers, chicken salad, potato salad, homemade ice cream.

FOOD ELKS BEEF AND DUMPLING DINNER Saturday, June 17, 6 p.m., Seaford Elks Lodge dinner -roast beef, dumpling, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, along with coffee and dessert. The price is $8 per person. No advance tickets and the public is invited. For more information contact Janice Cecil, 875-3810. The lodge is located on Elk Road, North of Seaford where U.S. 13A and U.S. 13 merge.

Thursday, June 15, CHEER Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown, oldies and big band dinner dance, 5 to 9 p.m. The cost is $8 a person. Cathy Gorman of Georgetown will be the deejay. For more information or tickets call 854-9500.




Bluegrass Festival, Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17, at Marvel’s Carriage Museum, Georgetown — Friday, 3 to 11 p.m., $12 per person; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., $24 per person. Weekend $36 per person; free rough camping with weekend ticket. Call 875-3708 or 302934-1143.

VFW Post 4961 Ladies Auxiliary (Middleford Road, Seaford) will not have its monthy breakfasts during the summer months (June, July, August). The breakfasts will be back on the schedule in September. On Friday, June 23, barbecue Eming’s chicken dinners, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bethel Church com-

MEETINGS NEW TOPS GROUP FORMS TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a non-profit weight loss support group, meets Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. For more information, contact Jean Davis at 410-883-3407.

DEMOCRAT WOMEN MEETING Sussex County Women’s Democrat Club meeting, Thursday, June 15, Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown; dinner at 6 p.m. The guest speaker is Delaware’s State Treasurer Jack Markel. Cost of the dinner is $12. Call Thelma Monroe 934-9716 for reservations by June 12.

EQUINE COUNCIL MEETING Delaware Equine Council meeting, Monday, June 19, at 7 p.m., at the AmericInn Lodge & Suites, Harrington, followed by speaker, acting state vet, Dr. Robert Rickers, who will talk about vaccines. All those interested in horses are wel-

CHEER SUMMER FIESTA Tuesday, June 20, Greenwood CHEER Center, 12713 Sussex Highway, second annual Summer Fiesta, 10:30 a.m. The Pinata party, on the side deck, will start after lunch. Call 349-5237.

BIKER SUNDAY SERVICE Sunday, June 25, Bayshore Community Church, Gumboro, Biker Sunday service at 11 a.m.; arrive early to register for door prizes, lunch and bike blessing after the service, with a special area for bike parking. Call 629-9004 for more information.

ART SHOW IN LEWES 40th annual art show, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Women, Lewes, Saturday, July 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch, raffles and music. More than 100 artists and artisans will be taking part. Phone 645-8423 for more information.

LAUREL’S JULY 4TH CELEBRATION 12th annual Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration, Tuesday, July 4, Laurel. Events all day concluding including the Red, White and Blue Parade, talent show, vendors, entertainment, food, watermelon seed spitting contest, rides and ending with fireworks. Contact the Laurel Chamber of Commerce at 875-9319.

SENIOR CENTER LUNCH CRUISE Suicide Bridge luncheon cruise, Tuesday, July 11, sponsored by the Laurel Senior Center. Call 875-2536 for more information.

12TH ANNUAL NANTICOKE RIVERFEST 12th annual Nanticoke Riverfest in downtown


Super Bingo Every Tuesday!

CASH PAYOUT $100* Over 60 People $50* Under 60 People *Based on the number of people No one under the age of 18 allowed to play

TIMES Doors Open 5:00 p.m. Games 6:45 p.m. Don’t Miss Our Special



Tuesday Night Delmar VFW Bingo Bonanza Game 200 W. State St., $1000.00 Jackpot! Delmar, MD More information call: WINNER TAKE ALL

410-896-3722 or 410-896-3379

Super Basket Bingo Saturday, July 15 th

Tickets $30 Advance $35 At Door 410-896-3379 or VFW 410-896-3722

MORNING STAR come. Call 422-4094 or 629-5233.



Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service meeting, Tuesday, June 20, 12:15 p.m., at the Golden Corral U.S. 13, Seaford. The guest speaker will be Dolores Slatcher, city manager of Seaford. All Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.

Chapter 1992 (Georgetown of the National Association of Active and REtired Federal Employees meeting, Monday, June 19, noon at the Flight Deck Restaurant, Georgetown Airport. The installation of officers will be conducted for a two-year term. Mike Dixon of the Delaware Humanities Forum, will speak on the of Delaware.

FRIENDS OF LAUREL LIBRARY Friends of the Laurel Library annual meeting, Tuesday, June 21, 7 p.m.,

COMMUNITY BRIEFS Plans taking shape for Laurel’s July 4th

✳ JUNE 15-21, 2006

Laurel Library Community Room. Public is invited and refreshments will be served. Phone 875-9480 for more information.

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH Seaford Neighborhood Watch meeting, Monday, June 25, 7 p.m., Seaford Mission. Phone 628-1908 for more information.

REUNIONS CLASS OF 1986 Woodbridge High School Class of 1986 20-year class reunion at 5 p.m.


on Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Suicide Bridge Restaurant in Hurlock, Md., on the air-conditioned “Choptank River Queen,” a reproduction of an authentic 80-foot turn-of-the-century river boat. There will be a sit-down dinner with a menu of shrimp cocktail, crab cakes, and prime rib or stuffed chicken breast. Cocktails by cash bar. Cost will be $60 per person or $120 per couple. Dress is casual. Mail checks no later than July 15 to: Woodbridge High School Class of 1986, c/o Rhonda VanVorst, 1150 Hickman Road, Greenwood, DE, 19950. Call Russ Carlisle (302-228-9145); or Rhonda

VanVorst (Green) (302-245-6546).

YARD SALES YARD AND BAKE SALE Youth of Gethsemane United Methodist Church third annual yard sale extravaganza including a large yard sale, bake sale and scrapple/egg sandwiches, hotdogs and drinks. Doors open, rain or shine, from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 17, Gethsemane’s fellowship hall, Stein Highway, four miles west of Seaford, near Reliance, Md.

Plans are well under way for the Laurel July 4th Celebration scheduled for Tuesday, July 4. Sponsors and vendors are needed as well as participants in the 4th of July Talent Contest. Forms are available at the Laurel Chamber of Commerce, Bev’s Specs, the Laurel Library and Laurel Petroleum. The deadline to enter is June 26. Competition will take place in three age groups - 12 and under, 13-18 and 21 and over. For more information, contact Bob Jones at 875-7767. For information about the celebration, contact the chamber office at 875-9319.

Rod & Custom Jamboree is shore’s largest The 17th annual Rod & Custom Jamboree, sponsored by the Southern Delaware Street Rod Association, will take place at the Delaware State Fairgrounds on June 23, 24 and 25. Registration is open June 22, 23, and 24, and 25 for the “largest car show on the peninsula.” Check the website at for more information. Spectator admission is $5 with children under 12 free. Awards will be presented on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Boys & Girls Club hosts cheerleading clinic The Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club will host a Universal Cheerleaders Association Youth Cheer Camp for youth ages 9 to 15 at the club, 310 Va. Ave., Seaford, on Saturday, June 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $40 by May 29 and $45 after that date (no registration will be accepted the day of the camp). Shorts and sneakers must be worn. To college instructors will offer clinics on safety, stunt technique, cheers, sidelines, tumbling, dancing and more. The camp is limited to 30 participants. Contact Karen Schrieber, 629-8740, Cathy Lewis, 629-2168, of Shelly Larrimore, 628-8361, for more information.

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Read Aloud needs volunteers during summer Read Aloud Delaware is accepting applications for summer volunteers in Sussex County now through June 30. Students 14 and over are encouraged to volunteer. Children, ages 8-13, may volunteer with an adult parent/guardian. Volunteers can read one-on-one to children in child care centers in all areas of Sussex County or help with special events on weekends. A minimum of two hours per week is required; days and times are very flexible. Call Read Aloud Delaware at 856-2527 for an application. For more information, visit the website at

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✳ JUNE 15 - 21, 2006

People Scott, Oliver plan to be wed Thomas and Jill Cole of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Melanie Ruth Scott, to Jeffrey Michael Oliver, son of Michael Oliver and Myrna Hudson of Laurel. The bride-to-be just graduated from Wesley College with a B.S. in business management and is employed at Citizen’s Bank. Her fiance graduated from Delaware Technical and Community College in 2004 with an associate degree in microcomputer and networking. He is employed at Scientific Games International. A March 24, 2007 wedding is planned.

Melanie Scott and Jeffrey Oliver

Jester completes basic training Airman Lyndsey R. Jester graduated from basic military training on May 12, 2006 at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. During the 6 and 1/2 weeks of training she learned the importance of discipline, teamwork, the military customs and courtesies. Jester is now in training at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas. She will be stationed at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kan., after her completion of seven weeks training in hospital administration. She will continue to earn credits towards her associate degree while stationed in Kansas. She is the daughter of Larry and Denise Jester of Bridgeville and the sister of Lara Mister, Laurel.

ON THE ROAD — Thirty-three members and friends of the Seaford chapter of the Widowed Persons Service recently returned from a trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. They had a selfguided tour of the Brookgreen Gardens, a guided tour of the historic area of Georgetown, S.C., a tour of the Hopsewee Plantation and saw three shows at various theaters.

Airman Lyndsey R. Jester

To enter state fair, go online Delaware State Fair officials recently announced their new Internet-based entry system seems to be a success as the number of overall entries is on par, if not slightly higher, this year. According to Jill Baylis, manager of the Fair’s premiums department, the Fair has received 15,827 entries from 1,399 ex-

hibitors to date. All exhibitors to the Delaware State Fair are urged to submit their entries before the general deadline date of June 15. All entries may be submitted by visiting the fair’s Web site at and choosing “Forms”, “Exhibits.” For details, call (302) 398-3269.

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Laurel Star Sports

SUSSEX WEST- Sussex West’s Taylor Jones of Laurel comes home with a pitch during his team’s win last Friday night in American Legion baseball. See page 52. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel senior softball players Miranda Dickerson, left, and Krista Scott present coach Margo Morris with a plaque commemorating her 200th softball win during the Laurel Varsity “L” banquet last week. Photo by Mike McClure

Three graduates speak at Laurel Varsity “L” banquet By Mike McClure Laurel High alumni Summer Spicer, Jimmy Hartstein, and Andy Hartstein spoke at the Laurel Varsity “L” banquet which took place last Friday in the school gym. “With a Division III program the sport doesn’t control your life,” said Spicer, who plays field hockey at Swarthmore College. “Playing on a team automatically makes you part of a family.” Spicer, a 2003 Laurel graduate, will enter her senior year at Swarthmore this fall. Summer is an art and psychology major. She plans to get her Masters degree in art before going to medical school to become a pediatric oncologist. “Coach (Margo Morris) saw potential and was determined to make me the best field hockey player I could be. Coach Morris made me not only a better field hockey player but a better person,” Spicer added. “Your attitude determines your latitude,” said 2002 Laurel grad Jimmy Hartstein, who recently graduated from Elon College with a business finance degree. “Ninety percent of the battle is just showing up.” Andy Hartstein, Jimmy’s brother, said his proudest moment in athletics was when he saw his brother play football at Elon after sitting on the bench for three years. Later in the evening Morris was given a plaque commemorating her 200th career softball win. She also joined an exclusive club of coaches and administrators who have received a Henlopen Conference Gold Pass. The others on the list are: George Schollenberger, Bill Pugh, Bob

LITTLE LEAGUE- Happy Harry’s Taylor Price looks to make contact with a pitch during a Major League softball game last Wednesday in Laurel. More pictures on page 47. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel’s Nicole Mancini is recognized as the girls’ soccer team’s MVP during the school’s sports banquet last Friday. Photo by Mike McClure

Hupp, Howard Elliott, Chester Davis, and Ron Scott. “This is a great town and a great place to work. I’m very proud of the athletes here in Laurel,” said Morris. The following awards were presented on Wednesday: Academic All-conference and AllState- Kyle Brown, David Bartee, Kate Downes, Krista Scott, Cody Bristow, Brett Shockley, Scott Lawrence, Matt Parker, Josh Kosiorowski, Dustin Moore, Aaron Givens Field hockey- Rookie of the YearDametra Hammond; MVP and Player of Continued on page 50

Laurel’s Antwon Trimball, left, and Taylor Jones look over the baseball awards they received at the Laurel Varsity “L” banquet last week. Jones was named best all around while Trimball had the team’s highest average. Jeffrey Taylor picked up the leadership award and Trent Passwaters was most improved. Photo by Mike McClure



✳ JUNE 15- 21, 2006

Shown are Terry Wooters and coach Paulette Sammons of Seaford Bowling Lanes who placed first in the Adult/Teen division in a tournament in Dover last weekend.

Wooters, Sammons place first in BPAA Qubica/AMF state finals The 2006 BPAA Qubica/AMF International Family Tournament Delaware State Finals were held at Doverama Lanes in Dover on Sunday, June 11. Five houses held qualifiers: Seaford Lanes, Milford Lanes, Millsboro Lanes, Pleasant Hill Lanes and First State Lanes. Each house could send two pairs from each of the four divisions to the finals. Winners (youth) in each of the four divisions earned a $200.00 Scholarship. The winners of the Parent/Youth and the Parent/Teen division will travel to Eagan, Minnesota to compete for up to $70,000 in scholarships. Winners in the Parent/Teen division were Anthony Maharaj bowling with his dad Sal Gomez bowling out of Pleasant Hill Lanes. The Parent/Youth division winners were Dylan Bowers bowling with his mom Kim Bowers bowling out of First State Lanes. In the Adult/Teen division Terry Wooters bowling with Paulette Sammons (coach) out of Seaford Lanes were the winners. The winners in the Adult/Youth division were Dyllan Allison bowling with Michelle Woerner (friend of family) bowling out of Pleasant Hill Lanes.

LADY CATS- The Eastern Shore Lady Cats U14 team traveled to Glen Burnie, Maryland and captured the championship at the Charm City Challenge NSA Softball Tournament May 27-28. Shown (l to r) are the Lady Cats: sitting- team mascots Abby Evans and Stephanie Massey; first row- Rebekah Wilson, Alyssa Martin, Courtney Evans, Colleen Kershner, and Mallory Elliott; second row- Lauren Massey, Brittani Scott, Brooke Salisbury, Brooke Evans, and Jenna Cahall; back row- manager Wayne Massey, coach Jeff Evans, Jen Carr, Stephanie Wheatley, coach Glenn Gibson, and Susan Elliott.

White tops Blue, 15-12, in Blue-White boys’ all-star lacrosse game The White team topped the Blue team, 15-12, in the Blue-White boys’ all-star lacrosse game last Saturday. Sussex Tech’s Tyler Humpton recorded seven saves in goal for the White team. Fellow Raven Colin Jackson was also selected to play in the game.

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M and M Heating catcher Tyler Jump prepares to throw the ball to a teammate during a game last week in Laurel. Photo by Mike McClure

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✳ JUNE 15- 21, 2006

Laurel Stars of the Season

Female Co-Athlete of the Season- Amanda Horsey- Laurel Laurel shortstop Amanda Horsey batted .449 overall and .519 in conference play. She had an on base percentage of .568 and a slugging percentage of .710. Horsey, who was named first team allconference and was also selected all-state honorable mention, also had a .931 felding percentage at shortstop and was flawless in the field in conference games. Amanda was a Laurel Star of the Week once and was honorable mention five times. Photos by Mike McClure

Female Co-Athlete of the Season- Brittney Ruark- Delmar

Ashlyn Booth- Laurel- Senior 2nd team All-Conference- C

Erin Keenan- Delmar- Senior 2nd team All-Conference- Def.

Male Co- Athlete of the Season- Antwon Trimball- Laurel

Male Co- Athlete of the Season- Jeff Taylor- Laurel

Senior left fielder Jeff Taylor led the Laurel center fielder Antwon Trimball Bulldogs with 10 runs in conference led his team in home runs (two) and RBIs games. He also drew 14 walks, had four (14) in conference play. He also scored steals, and batted .406. Taylor also sportnine runs, stole four bases and had a bated a .625 on base percentage and a fieldting average of .412 with a .676 slugging ing percentage of .820. Taylor was named percentage. Antwon was named Star of Star of the Week once and was honorable the Week once and was honorable menmention four times. He was also named tion twice. He was also named first team first team all Henlopen South. all Henlopen South. Honorable mention- Trent Passwaters, Laurel; Matt Campbell, Delmar; Jordan Johnson, Delmar; Taylor Jones, Laurel; Zack Adkins, Sussex Tech; Matt Dodson, Laurel; David Pollitt, Delmar; Lance Kelley, Laurel; Brittany Joseph, Sussex Tech; Lauren Witzke, Delmar; Alison Bloodsworth, Delmar; Kim Owens, Sussex Tech; Erin Tingle, Delmar; Alicia Mills, Delmar; Twila McCrea, Laurel; Miranda Dickerson- Laurel; Ashlyn Booth- Laurel; Erin Keenan- Delmar; Caitlin Dolby- Laurel; Katie McMahon- Delmar Delmar senior hurler Brittney Ruark went 8-3 with 108 strikeouts in 65 innings and a 0.97 ERA in conference play this season. Ruark also batted .379 with nine runs and six RBIs. Brittney was named Star of the Week once and received honorable mention five times. She was also selected first team all-conference and was also named to the all-state team.

Laurel Pop Warner League plans to celebrate 25th anniversary Laurel Pop Warner, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, will hold a homecoming on Oct. 14. The league’s three football teams will play the Wicomico Panthers during the day and a dance will be held that night. The league is hoping to have players from each year present at the event. Former players, cheerleaders, and coaches with team pictures, rosters or records are asked to call league president Steve Gordy at 443-880-8266.

Send us your sports scores - it’s easy! Coaches and parents are invited to send any team scores that they would like to see featured in the Star. Items can be e-mailed to or faxed to 302-629-9243.

Lance Kelley- Laurel- Soph. 2nd team All-Conference- 2B

Jordan Johnson- Delmar- Jr. 2nd team All-Conference- C

Spring ‘06 Second Team All-Conference photos by Mike McClure Youth golf lessons to be offered at Wood Creek Golf Course Is your child the next Tiger Woods or Michelle Wie? Interested youth, ages 8-14, can learn the fundamentals of golf including swing techniques, stance, grip, aim and much more this summer. Classes will be taught by golf pros Art Scott and Kevin White at the Wood Creek Golf Course in Delmar. They will run each Thursday from June 22-July 13. There are specific classes offered for each age group, times will vary. Registration is underway and is $25 per golfer. For more questions or more information contact Lee Steffey at 410-548-4900 ext 105. Visit the Civic Center Box Office to register your child or call 410-548-4906.

Sports editor’s note: Pages 48 and 49 were mistakenly left out of last week’s paper by the paper’s printer. The Star apologizes for this error.


Delmar Sports Scene By Tommy Young As this will be my last column for the next couple of months as Diana and I have a couple of trips on our agenda and school is out, so the sports action in Delmar except for Little League play is very scarce. I have a couple of teams of yesteryear that are worth hearing about again. In fact, most of you have never heard of them at all, but both of them deserve a spot in the history of Delmar sports. The Delmar high schools were consolidated in 1949, but in 1948, the Delmar, Md. High School soccer team won the Maryland Class D State Championship by defeating Williamsport 3-2 at Easton, Md., giving them an undefeated season. This was the first Wicomico County team to ever win a Maryland State soccer championship. An excerpt from the write up in the Baltimore paper read like this: “Out manned by their larger rivals, Coach Jim Mills’ team was never outfought in annexing the State Class “D” title.” Josh Hearn, left halfback, produced two of the tallies for Delmar with two accurate penalty boots. Then with two minutes remaining in the game, Bud Fisher hooked the winning marker from scrimmage. The score proved essential as the Western Shore champions scored their second goal with two seconds left in the game. Charley Sinagra, Delmar goalie, rose to his greatest height executing nine spectacular stops, three of which were lightning drives. The only picture we could find of the group was a newspaper shot, and it was not clear enough to make a print of but here was the starting lineup for Delmar: Charles Sinagra (G), Harry Davis (RFB), David “Peanut” Sullivan (LFB), John Lowe (RHB), Bill Phillips (CHB), Josh Hearn (LHB), Larry Sinagra (RW), Ray Kellam (RI), Bobby Smith (CF), Lester Elliott (LI), and Bill Fisher (LW). Jim Mills had been coaching at Delmar for 20 years, and although his teams had won 17 county titles, this was their first state title. The other team did not go back quite that far, but had a very impressive record. The 1951 Delmar field hockey team was undefeated and only had one goal scored on them all year long. In fact, I was writing a column for the BiState Weekly and had this to say about them as I dedicated the whole column to this outstanding team. Delmar High Hockey ChampsAs was promised, this column is to be dedicated to Delmar High’s Championship hockey team, so here goes: First, to the coach of this fine hockey team, Miss Nancy Gensler, who, in her first coaching assignment after graduating from West Chester Teachers College, not only racked up an undefeated season, but also has only one goal

scored on her team all season. As for the team, let’s start with the captain, Dorothy Harrington, an 18-year old senior whose ambition is to be a secretary. She is also the catcher on the softball team and one of the school cheerleaders. A bird’s eye view of the rest of the squad would go like this: Normal Lee Phillips-17 years old, senior, center halfback, ambition to be a homemaker, roots for the Detroit Tigers. Georgianna “Porky” Mutcherl-15 years old, sophomore, left halfback, ambition to be a secretary, plays all 3 sports. Barbara “Bud” Bailey-17 years old, senior, right inside, ambition to be a teacher, hobby is dramatics, also plays basketball and is a cheerleader. Letitia “Tish” LeCates- 17 years old, senior, right fullback, ambition to be a secretary, hobby is reading, plays all three sports. Ann “Rose Bud” Phillips16 years old, junior, left halfback, hobby is collecting salt and pepper shakers, ambition to become a secretary. Charlotte “Kid” Hardy-14 years old, freshman, right halfback, hobby is dancing, she is on a hockey field the same thing her big brother (all 129 pounds of him) is on a football field. Dorothy Culver-15 years old, ambition to be a teacher, plays all three sports (a chip off the old block, eh, Charlie?). Ina Ray Calloway-15-years old, sophomore, hobby is dancing, ambition to be a physical education teacher, plays all three sports, school cheerleader. Lovey Ann Truitt-15 year old, sophomore, ambition to be a physical education teacher, plays all three sports. Nola Perry-17 years old, senior, ambition to be a secretary, rabid baseball fan, plays all three sports. Doris Whaley-16-years old, sophomore, ambition to be a housewife, keeps up with activities at Fishburne Prep, plays two sports. Sylvia Collins-17-years old, junior, ambition to be a secretary, hobby is seeing movies. Patricia Donovan-15-years old, sophomore, ambition to be a secretary, hobby is sports. So much for this fine group of girl athletes which made up the varsity squad, but what about those scrappy JVs who took all the pushing around in practice? Yes, they deserve a few orchids, too. So here’s to the team of the future “The Unheralded, but Scrapping JVs.” ASSISTS AND ERRORS- There were four names that were not on the list for special awards last week because they had not been voted on then, but here they are a little late. Softball MVP-Lauren Ellis; Girls’ Soccer MVPAutumn Fischer; Outstanding Senior Male Athlete-Joe Holland; and Outstanding Senior Female Athlete-Lauren Ellis.

✳ JUNE 15- 21, 2006


Sussex Tech softball falls to Caravel in state semifinals By Mike McClure The Caravel Academy softball team scored six runs in the first two innings on a pair of home runs in last Wednesday’s 14-0 win over Sussex Tech in the state semifinals. The Ravens had just one hit against Caravel starter Alisha Paige. Caravel jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first when Kathleen Smith doubled, Alex Winstead reached first on an error, Paige walked, and Sarah Reeves hit a grand slam. In the top of the second Sussex Tech’s Bethany Pavlik was hit by a pitch and Melony Thompson reached on a fielder’s choice before Paige recorded an inning ending strikeout. Caravel’s Alex Winstead hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the inning before Raven second baseman Hope Cornell speared a liner to end the Buccaneer scoring. Sussex Tech starting pitcher Brittany Joseph drew a two out walk in the top of the third but was stranded on base. Joseph allowed an RBI double by Danielle Lafferty in the bottom of the third before giving way to freshman Brooke Tull. Caravel’s Cara Stecher and Ashley Bragg each hit RBI singles to make it 9-0. Reeves drew a two-out walk in the bottom of the fourth before being caught trying to steal second by catcher Kristen Burns. Lyndsey Ellsworth led off the top of the sixth with a double for the Ravens’ first hit of the game. Joseph walked and a throwing error put a pair of runners in scoring position, but Paige struck out the side to end the threat. Caravel scored five runs on four hits

Sussex Tech center fielder Lyndsey Ellsworth of Laurel fires to second after fielding a Caravel single in the state semifinals last week. Ellsworth doubled in the sixth inning for the Ravens’ only hit in the 14-0 loss. Photo by Mike McClure

and two Sussex Tech errors in the bottom of the sixth for the 14-0 win.

Attention Delmar and Laurel Little League coaches: Let your “Stars” shine by submitting scores and results to the Laurel Star. Send to or 302-629-9243 (f) or call sports editor Mike McClure (629-9788).

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Sussex Tech’s Rhonda Warrington takes a practice cut during her team’s loss to Caravel in the state semifinals. Photo by Mike McClure



✳ JUNE 15- 21, 2006

A view from the cheap seats By Mike McClure, Star Sports Editor

Laurel graduates Jimmy Hartstein, Andy Hartstein, and Summer Spicer were asked to come back to their alma mater and speak at the Laurel Varsity “L” banquet last week. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel banquet continued the Year- Krista Scott; High Scorer- Kristina Ward Boys’ soccer- Jorge Lopez; Defensive Player of the Year- Josh Brittingham; MVP- Claudy Joinville Girls’ basketball- Character- Alayna Whitney; Defensive Players of the YearAshlyn Booth and Twyla Hill; MVPAshley Bennett Boys’ basketball- MVP- Jerry Bagwell; Most Improved- Trent Passwaters Wrestling- Most Improved- Brett Shockley; MVP- Anthony West Golf- MVP- Scott Lee; Most Consistent- Steven Johnson; Most ImprovedWhitney Evans; Rookie of the YearGaven Parker Track and Field- Boys’ MVP- Martin Acosta; Girls’ MVP- Twila McCrea; Most Improved- Jeremy Collins and Samantha Morris; Most inspitational- Alex Hawes Baseball- Best All Around- Taylor Jones; Highest Average- Antwon Trimball; Leadership- Jeffrey Taylor; Most Improved- Trent Passwaters Girls’ soccer- MVP- Nicole Mancini; Offensive player of the year- Reyna Valledares Softball- MVP, Will to Win, Player of the Year- Amanda Horsey; LeadershipAmanda Horsey, Ashlyn Booth, Miranda

Laurel’s Brent Shockley was recognized as the most improved wrestler during the Laurel Varsity “L” banquet last week. Not shown is the wrestling team’s MVP Anthony West. Photo by Mike McClure

Dickerson, Krista Scott, Chaniqua Kellam; Rookie of the Year- Brittney Brittingham Most Athletic- Jeffrey Taylor and Krista Scott; Brock Montague AwardTaylor; Jay Caldwell Award- Kyle Jones

Can you believe the 2005-06 high school sports season is over already? It seems like just yesterday that I was out in the summer heat shooting pictures during Fall sports pre-season practices. I know it won’t be long until I’m back out there in preparation for the 06-07 season. Sports Awards- Last week was to mark the release of the Stars of the Spring Sports Season. Unfortunately they did not appear due to an error by the paper’s printer. Of the six sports seasons I’ve done the Stars of the Season for this was the most difficult to pick because there were so many strong performances. For the boys, there were three baseball players named first team all-conference but I only had two spots (I did seek some advice from Laurel baseball guru Pat Murphy). Laurel senior Jeffrey Taylor was the team’s leader and his .406 average in conference play was not too shabby. Antwon Trimball was the team’s top run producer and leading hitter. That leaves junior Trent Passwaters who made great strides in all three sports he plays (baseball, football, basketball). If he keeps working hard there’s no doubt Trent will be a contender for Star of the Season all three sports seasons next year. With these three players back as well as some other key youngsters, it’s no wonder Laurel baseball head coach Jerry Mears is optimistic about next season. As for the girls, Laurel shortstop Amanda Horsey had a great year in the field and at the plate. She hit .449 overall and .519 in conference play, driving in 11 runs with two homers, four doubles, and four triples as the team’s leadoff hitter. Amanda played errorless ball in conference play at the game’s toughest position. “This kid as a person is as worthy and as good as her numbers are,” Laurel head coach Margo Morris said of Horsey. I have to agree with the couple local coaches I’ve spoken with, Horsey did get ripped off when it came to the all-state team. She was the best shortstop in the state, yet all she received was honorable mention. I know Henlopen Conference players get overlooked in every sport when comes to all-state teams because there are more upstate coaches voting, but that doesn’t make it right. After all there is no better conference in the state whether the sport is basketball or darts (OK maybe that isn’t a varsity sport yet). Then there is Brittney Ruark who put up another solid season on the mound for the Wildcats despite battling back problems during the season. The future Delaware State Hornet then hit hard luck during the state tournament when she injured her hand in practice and was unable to start the semifinal game against Sussex Tech. She eventually took the

mound but then had to leave the game after reinjuring her hand. More awards- As if picking the Stars of the Spring Sports of the season wasn’t hard enough, trying to choose Stars of the Year was pretty much impossible. So instead of singling out one or two athletes when there are around 20 that could be selected, I’m going to write about each of the finalists next week. Summer sports- Even though high school sports are over I don’t think I’ll be sitting around the office twiddling my thumbs this summer. For starters, there’s little league baseball and softball regular season play (thanks to Carol Porter for sending my Delmar schedules). The little league allstar tournaments are right around the corner, which reminds me... I need schedules so we can cover the games (send to or 302-6299243 (f). Local travel ball and swim teams that want to be included in the sports section also need to send us information. This week local seniors will compete in the Blue-Gold all-star softball game in Dover (see next week’s Star). In addition to the American Legion baseball season which recently got under way, Carpenter Cup baseball and softball will start soon with a number of local players representing the area. The 51st Annual Blue-Gold all-star football game will take place on Saturday, June 24. We haven’t received as much information about this game as we have in the past, but look for exclusive coverage in a future Star. Quick hits- I have to agree with Sussex Tech softball coach John Marvel (June 1 Star), the Henlopen Conference ruled softball this year. Even though Caravel won the title, three of the final four teams came not only from the Henlopen Conference but from Sussex County as well. Six of the eight teams in the state quarterfinals were Henlopen teams including Tech, Delmar, and Seaford. It was reported in last week’s Star that the Sports at the Beach complex is having financial difficulties. Are you kidding me? That place is like a bad Mastercard commercial: a small bottle of water $1.75, a tiny little cheeseburger $3, parking $5 per car, playing at Sports at the Beach priceless? I haven’t seen such steep concession prices since I went to a Shorebirds’ game. Last Wednesday a pair of Laurel seniors did something most people have never done, caught me speechless. They asked me to pose with them for a picture at the Laurel sports banquet. I was honored, but I’m sure I looked like a deer caught in headlights in the picture. There’s a reason I usually stand on the other side of the camera.

Send us your sports scores - it’s easy! Shown are the Laurel golf team’s Rookie of the Year Gaven Parker and Whitney Evans , most improved. Not shown are the team’s MVP Scott Lee and Steven Johnson who received the most consistent award. Photo by Mike McClure

Coaches and parents are invited to send any team scores that they would like to see featured in the Star. Items can be e-mailed to or faxed to 302-629-9243.

More Laurel Varsity “L” sports banquet photos in next week’s Star.


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Delaware Storm 12U baseball team to play in Cooperstown The Delaware Storm 12U Select baseball team is in the process of wrapping up its travel ball season with a week long tournament in Cooperstown, New York June 23-30. The Storm is entering this tournament with four first, one second, and one third place finish in eight tournament appearances. Their last win was during the Memorial Day Tournament at Sports at the Beach. To capture Cooperstown action and game updates, go to <> , select 2006, week #2 6/24. You may be able to capture some game action via their webcam or view results. The tournaments and Coopertown dream would not be possible without the support of team’s generous sponsors. Shown (l to r) with the championship trophy at the Sports at the Beach Memorial Day trophy is the Delaware Storm 12U Storm 12U Select baseball team: front row- Jesse Long (Millsboro, Brice Manship (Denton, MD), Chris Colpo (Georgetown), Trey Tyndall (Laurel), Will Turley (Greensboro, MD), Jesse Swanson (Lewes); back row- Sammy Tyndall, Timmy Conaway, Chris Conaway (Georgetown), Sam Kmiec (Landenberg, PA), Connor Cooper (Seaford), Shane Marvel (Seaford), Chris Huk (Milford), Max Wilkinson (Dagsboro), Eric Swanson, Steve Marvel, and Brent Cooper.

Sussex Tech’s Stewart named to boys’ lacrosse all-state team

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Sussex Tech sophomore Ian Stewart was named to the boys’ lacrosse all-state team as an honorable mention selection. Stewart (attack) was the lone local player named all-state for boys’ lacrosse.

A Referee Camp for new and experienced basketball officials is scheduled for July 28 through 31 at Wesley College in Dover. The camp is sponsored by the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (IAABO) Board #129. Sessions begin each day at 8:00 a.m. with classroom sessions and games running through 9:00 p.m. each evening. The camp fee is $25. Room accommodations and meals are available at an additional cost. Meals are $10 all day, while rooms will cost $20 per night. Interested individuals can obtain an application by contacting IAABO Board #129 via email at or write to P.O. Box 101, Milford DE 19963, or call 302-644-7757.

Local high school players named to all-state softball team Sussex Tech’s Brittany Joseph (2B) and Bethany Pavlik (SS) were the lone local players named first team all-state. Delmar’s Brittany Ruark (P) and Lauren Witzke (utility) and Sussex Tech’s Hope Cornell were named to the second team. Laurel’s Amanda Horsey (SS) and Sussex Tech’s Lyndsey Ellsworth (OF) received honorable mention.

Local seniors to take part in Blue-Gold all-star softball game Western Sussex seniors were scheduled to play in the Blue-Gold all-star softball game on Wednesday, June 14 in Dover (see next week’s Star). The following local players are slated to participate: Gold- Sussex Tech’s Kristen Burns (C), Ashlie Workman (1B), Bethany Pavlik (SS), and Lyndsey Ellsworth (OF); Laurel’s Miranda Dickerson (1B), Krista Scott (3B), and Ashlyn Booth (utility); and Delmar’s Lauren Witzke (2B). Blue- Delmar’s Brittney Ruark (P) and Laurel’s Chaniqua Kellam (OF)


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Post 6 Sussex West manager Gary Waller hits infield to his team’s prior to last Friday’s home win over Georgetown. Waller has high expectations for his team which consists of players from Seaford, Woodbridge, and Laurel. Photo by Mike McClure

Post 6 Sussex West Patriots top Georgetown for first win By Mike McClure The Post 6 Sussex West Patriots moved to 1-1 on the year with a win in a wild one last Friday in Seaford. The Patriots spotted the Steevers three runs in the top of the first inning in the rain and led by six before Georgetown scored six runs in the top of the fifth to knot the score at 11-11. Sussex West scored one run in the bottom of the inning before the game was stopped due to darkness. Georgetown’s Ray Jackson double, Billy Cunningham hit an RBI bloop single, and Tyler Townsend hit an opposite field home run to left to make it 3-0 after half an inning. B.J. Jenkins singled and scored on a double by Chuckie Jefferson in the bottom of the first inning. The Patriots took the lead in the bottom of the second when Marcus Bounds walked, Ryan Messick reached first on an error and Lance Kelley walked. All three scored on wild pitches. Wade Eskridge and B.J. Jenkins each walked putting runners on first and third when Jimmy Gill came on for Steve Peet for Georgetown. Jenkins stole second and Eskridge scored on a passed ball. Jenkins scored on a sac fly by Jefferson for a 6-3 Sussex West lead. In the top of the third, Townsend doubled and scored on a bases loaded walk and Scott Aiken walked and scored on a fielder’s choice to move Georgetown within one at 6-5. Sussex West scored one in the bottom of the inning when Bounds walked and scored on an error. The Patriots tallied scored five more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning for an 11-5 lead. Jefferson walked, Trent Passwaters singled, and Ryan Bailey walked to load the bases. Bounds walked to plate pinch runner Blake Little and Messick singled to right to make it 9-5. Bounds got into a rundown between second and third allowing Bailey to score

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Shown (l to r) are members of the Delaware Riptide 14U Fastpitch softball team which won the Preston Ford Invitational last weekend: Front row- Sara Kolobielski, Brittany Thompson, Yasmin Davis, Brittney Brittingham, Sarah Wilson; second rowTaylor Oliphant, Alexis Oliphant, Kelsey Oliphant, Ashlee Brittingham, Melissa Trout, Bridget Wilgus; back row: Coaches Alex Kolobielski, Ron Wilson, Kevin Brittingham, and Manager Robert Trout.

Delaware Riptide 14U softball wins Preston Ford Invitational The Delaware Riptide 14U Fastpitch Softball team captured the Preston Ford Invitational Championship with a 5-3 win over the Severna Park Hornets on Sunday. The Riptide went undefeated over the weekend, outscoring their opponents by a combined score of 50-9. Brittney Brittingham earned the Most Valuable Player Award for the championship game with solid hitting and great defense at second base. Pitcher Melissa Trout earned four victories, including the championship game. Trout pitched one shutout and held her opponents to score just four earned runs over her four wins. Brittany Thompson won one game as well, and earned the save in the championship game. Yasmin Davis had a great weekend at the plate, hitting four doubles and two triples, and scored ten runs. Brittingham hit two home runs during the tournament as well as two doubles and a triple. Taylor Oliphant continue her solid hitting performance, as did sisters Alexis and Kelsey.

Blue tops Gold in rain shortened senior all-star baseball game The Blue-Gold senior all-star baseball game took place last Thursday night at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington. Blue topped Gold, 7-3, in the rain shortened game. The Blue team scored one in the top of the fifth, however, the Gold team never got a chance to finish its at bat in the bottom of the inning. The following local players and coaches were on the Gold team: Jeffrey Taylor- Laurel; Ryan Hastings- Seaford; Matt Daudt- Seaford; Justin Bailey- Woodbridge; and coach Ken Cummings- Seaford.

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Sussex West’s Danny Hamilton, a Seaford High graduate, stands at the plate during last week’s home win. The Patriots scored one run in the bottom of the fifth to defeat Georgetown 12-11 in the game which was stopped after five innings due to darkness. Photo by Mike McClure

before he reached third safely and Messick moved up to second. Bounds scored on a passed ball for the final run of the inning. The Steevers came back with six runs on six hits in the top of the fifth to tie the game. Nick Dean, Brad Davis, and Billy Cunningham each doubled in the inning for Georgetown. Jenkins lead off the bottom of the fifth inning with a home run over the fence in right field to make it 12-11. Sussex West picked up the win as the game was called due to darkness after five innings of play. “Every inning we scored, if you do that the whole season you win every ball

The Little League all-star season begins with the 9 and 10 year-old baseball and softball tournaments on June 26. The District III schedule is as follows: 9-10 softball- June 26-July 7- winner’s bracket- Woodbridge, loser’s bracket- Millsboro; 9-10 baseball- June 26-July 7- winner’s bracket- Milton, loser’s bracketGeorgetown; Major League softball- July 5-14- winner’s bracket- Nanticoke, loser’s bracket- Rehoboth; Major League baseball- July 12-21- winner’s bracket- Georgetown, loser’s bracket- Laurel; Junior League softball- July 15-21- winner’s bracketRehoboth, loser’s bracket- Milton; Senior League softball- July 15-22- winner’s bracket- Lower Sussex, loser’s bracket- Cape; Senior League baseball- July 15-22winner’s bracket- Laurel, loser’s bracket- Lower Sussex; Junior League baseballJuly 17-23- winner’s bracket- Millsboro, loser’s bracket- Nanticoke Little League officials- Please send the Star the District III brackets with the specific matchups so we can cover the games (302-629-9243-fax, game,” said Patriot manager Gary Waller. “I feel a lot better offensively than have in three years.” Jenkins went 2-for-3 with three runs, Bounds scored three times and had an RBI, Jefferson added one hit and two RBIs, and Messick had one hit, one run, and an RBI. Matt Terry earned the win in relief of Taylor Jones, allowing one run on two hits in one third of an inning. The 2006 Post 6 Sussex West Patriots feature seven players from last year’s team. Waller said the number one goal of

the team right now is to find the heart of the team (in June). “That’s (July) when you want to get on your roll,” Waller said. “It does not matter how you start, it’s how you finish.” Last year’s team got hot in July before winning the state tournament. “We hit our stride in July and we were unstoppable when we hit the playoffs,” said Waller. “We’ll be in the playoffs and we’ll be competitive throughout June,” Waller added. “I have high expectations for Sussex West baseball every year.”


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Woodbridge High Marine Corps JROTC presents year-end awards On May 17 the Woodbridge High School’s Marine Corps JROTC had its annual awards ceremony. Many awards were given to first through fourth-year cadets by local area and military civic organizations. The ceremony’s guest speaker was Lt.Col. Loren Langdon who has been the senior marine instructor since 2001. Langdon presented the class Honor Cadet Award, awarded to the first-year cadet who best demonstrated academic achievement, good character, adherence to military discipline, leadership ability and a fundamental understanding of the importance of MC JROTC training. This award went to freshman Corporal Grace M. Reardon. The American Legion recognizes cadets who rank in the top 10 percent of their high school class and top 25 percent of the JROTC Program, demonstrate outstanding qualities of leadership and are of high moral character. These awards also contain a $500 scholarship. The Military Excellence Award was given to Margarita Contreras. The Scholastic Excellence Award was given to Ben Massey. The Sons of the American Revolution Award is presented to the cadet who has exhibited the highest standards of leadership, soldierly bearing and excellence. This award was given to Ben Massey. The Daughters of the American Revolution Award is presented to the cadet who has demonstrated qualities of dependability, and good character, adherence to military discipline, leadership ability, and a fundamental and patriotic understanding of the importance of JROTC training, and be in the upper 25 percent of all subjects. This award was presented to Margarita Contreras. The Military Order of the World Wars Award is presented to an outstanding first year cadet who excelled in military and scholastic activities, individual endeavor, and a desire to serve the United States, and is committed to continue in the JROTC Program for the next school year. This award was presented to Gregory Callaway. The Military Officer Association of America Award is presented for outstanding academic achievement. This award was presented to Ben Massey. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Award is presented to cadets who posse’s individual characteristics contributing to leadership in and out of uniform. This award went to Gregory Callaway, Jody Clendaniel and Alexander Shipley. The Daedalian Award recognizes one cadet who has demonstrated an understanding and appreciation of patriotism, love of country and service to the nation, and indicates the desire to pursue a military career. This award was presented to Ben Massey. The Women Marine Association Award is presented to a cadet in her second year that has a satisfactory record of academic accomplishment and citizenship. It was awarded to Melissa Baker. The Military Order of the Purple Heart Award, presented to the cadet who represents the highest standards of leadership, soldierly bearing and academic excellence, was presented to Ethan Stoeckel. The Navy League Youth Award is presented to an outstanding cadet in recognition of professionalism and academic excellence and dedication to the JROTC program. This award was presented to Carlos Ortiz. The Reserve Officer Association Award is presented to a cadet who has demonstrated outstanding competence in military skills and has contributed to the common good of the school, community and nation. This award was presented to Austin Butler. The Naval Reserve Association Award is presented in recognition of outstanding service and dedication to the JROTC program, academic excellence and desire to serve the school, community and nation. The award was presented to Christopher Sweeney. The American Veterans Award, presented for diligence in the discharge of duties and willingness to serve school, community and nation, went to Ethan Stoeckel. The National Sojourners Award is presented to a cadet who has encouraged and demonstrated the ideals of Americanism, is in the top 25

percent of the class and is enrolled in the MCJROTC program next year. This award went to Brock Callaway. The Scottish Rite Award is presented to the cadet who has encouraged and demonstrated Americanism by deeds or conduct through participation in extra-curricular activities and has demonstrated exceptional dependability, character, self-discipline, citizenship and patriotism. This award was presented to Michael Rathbone Jr. The Outstanding Cadet Award is presented to the cadet who demonstrates consistent superior performance in all facets of the leadership education curriculum, and is in the top 25 percent of the JROTC class. This awarded was presented to Ethan Stoeckel. The Student Leadership Award is presented to cadets who hold an elected office in the student body of the school or club. This award was given to Melissa Baker and Wil Passwaters. The Officer Leadership Award is presented to that cadet who has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities, discipline, character, military bearing and military proficiency. This award was presented to Ben Massey. The Non-Commissioned Officer Leadership Awards are presented for exceptional leadership qualities, discipline, character military bearing and military proficiency. They were given to Melissa Baker and Jody Clendaniel. The Civic Service Award is presented to cadets for their outstanding community service. This award was given to: Samantha Albanese, Melissa Baker, William Baker, Timothy Banks, Joshua Bell, Alexander Blades, Quintin Bournes, Austin Butler, Brock Callaway, Jody Clendaniel, Margarita Contreras, Dustin Donovan, Ryan Evans, Vondel Foreman, Joseph Gillespie, Robert Glace, Kristopher Greene, Brittany Hamblin, Jason Horstman, Jerilyn Idler, Terretta Lassiter, Ben Massey, Amber O’Donnell, Christopher O’Donnell, José Oyola, Elizabeth Passwaters, Wil Passwaters, Ethan Petrone, Robert Pinchak, Forrest Pusey, Luke Quillen, Michael Rathbone, Grace Reardon, Raymond Robison, Alexander Shipley, Michael Simerly, Ethan Stoeckel, Jamaal Taylor, and Richard Waibel. The Best Drill Cadet Award was given to Christopher Sweeney. The Distinguished Scholastic Achievement Award is presented to cadets who have maintained an “A” average in all academic subjects and are in the top 10 percent of the class. This award was given to Samantha Albanese, Melissa Baker, and Ben Massey. The Distinguished Military Training Award is presented to the cadets who have demonstrated outstanding proficiency and achievement in the MC JROTC program. This award was given to Austin Butler, Brock Callaway, Ryan Evans, Carlos Ortiz, Ethan Stoeckel, and Christopher Sweeney. The Physical Achievement Awards are presented for outstanding physical achievement in scoring of 200 or more points on the National Youth Physical Fitness Test sponsored by the Marine Corps League. This award was given to cadets Matthew Baker, Melissa Baker, William Baker, Timothy Banks, Guy Baynard, Joshua Bell, Quintin Bournes, Jesse Burbank, Austin Butler, Brock Callaway, Gregory Callaway, Jody Clendaniel, Ryan Evans, Vondel Foreman, Robert Glace, Ben Massey, Derek Nennstiehl, Carlos Ortiz, Elizabeth Passwaters, Wil Passwaters, Ethan Petrone, Robert Pinchak, Nathaniel Rathbone, Christopher Reardon, Grace Reardon, Michael Schrock, Michael Simerly, Ethan Stoeckel, Christopher Sweeney, Jamaal Taylor, and MHIC # 43738 Richard Waibel.

Left to right: Lt.Col. Loren Langdon USMC (Ret) and Cpl. Grace Reardon, 2005-06 JROTC Honor Graduate. The Superior Marksmanship Award is presented to those cadets who qualify as a superior marksman, either by placing in the regional or national rifle matches. This was awarded to Austin Butler, Carlos Ortiz, Ethan Stoeckel, and Christopher Sweeney. The Athletic Participation Award is presented to those cadets who participate in interscholastic athletics. This award was given to Melissa Baker, William Baker, Joshua Bell, Jesse Burbank, Austin Butler, Brock Callaway, Gregory Callaway, Brittany Erli, Ryan Evans, Vondel Foreman, Joseph Gillespie, Robert Glace, Brittany Hamblin, Jerilyn Idler, Terretta Lassiter, Diamond Lofland, Ben Massey, Derek Nennstiehl, Amber O’Donnell, Carlos Ortiz, José Oyola, Elizabeth Passwaters, Wil Passwaters, Ethan Petrone, Forrest Pusey, Michael Rathbone, Nathaniel Rathbone, Christopher Reardon, Grace Reardon, Michael Schrock, Alexander Shipley, Andreah Smith, Ethan Stoeckel, and Christopher Sweeney. The Longevity and Fidelity Awards are presented to cadets who have participated in the MCJROTC program for two years and have met all the leadership education requirements. They went to Melissa Baker, William Baker, Joshua Bell, Austin Butler, Brock Callaway, Jody Clendaniel, Brittany Erli, Ryan Evans, Vondel Foreman, Robert Glace, Terretta Lassiter, Derek Nennstiehl, Christopher O’Donnell, Robert Pinchak, Michael Rathbone, Nathaniel Rathbone, Ethan Stoeckel, Jamaal Taylor and Richard Waibel. The Distinguished Conduct Award is presented for exemplary conduct and demeanor. Recipients were Samantha Albanese, Melissa Baker, William Baker, Guy Baynard, Joshua

Bell, Brock Callaway, Gregory Callaway, Jody Clendaniel, Margarita Contreras, Ryan Evans, Vondel Foreman, Joseph Gillespie, Brittany Hamblin, Jerilyn Idler, Diamond Lofland, Ben Massey, Derek Nennstiehl, Amber O’Donnell, Carlos Ortiz, Jose’ Oyola, Elizabeth Passwaters, William Passwaters, Robert Pinchak, Forrest Pusey, Michael Rathbone, Christopher Reardon, Grace Reardon, Alexander Shipley, Andreah Smith, Ethan Stoeckel, Jamaal Taylor and Richard Waibel. Best Drill Squad was awarded to William Baker, Austin Butler, Brock Callaway, Ryan Evans, Robert Glace, Carlos Ortiz, Robert Pinchak, Michael Rathbone, Christopher Reardon, Alexander Shipley, Ethan Stoeckel and Christopher Sweeney. The Color Guard Award was awarded to members of the unit’s color guard; Austin Butler, Brock Callaway, Vondel Foreman, Robert Pinchak, Michael Rathbone, Ethan Stoeckel, Christopher Sweeney and Richard Waibel. The Drill Team Award went to William Baker, Austin Butler, Brock Callaway, Ryan Evans, Robert Glace, Carlos Ortiz, Robert Pinchak, Michael Rathbone, Christopher Reardon, Alexander Shipley, Ethan Stoeckel and Christopher Sweeney. The Band/Drum & Bugle Corps Award went to Melissa Baker, Brittany Hamblin, Jerilyn Idler, Amber O’Donnell, Robert Pinchak, Forrest Pusey and Jamaal Taylor. The Rifle Team Award went to Austin Butler, Brock Callaway, Dustin Donovan, Ryan Evans, Carlos Ortiz, Robert Pinchak, Ethan Stoeckel and Christopher Sweeney. The Orienteering Team Award was presented to Austin Butler, Brock Callaway, Gregory Callaway, Dustin Donovan, Brittany Erli, Diamond Lofland, Carlos Ortiz, Nathaniel Rathbone, Christopher Reardon, Grace Reardon, Michael Schrock, Alexander Shipley, Ethan Stoeckel and Christopher Sweeney. The Delaware Army National Guard Leadership Award is presented to the cadets who best represents loyalty, duty, respect, selflessservice, honor integrity and personal courage. This award was present to Samantha Albanese and José Oyola. The Most Improved Cadet Award was presented to Kristopher Greene. Graduating Seniors are: Robert Glace, Jerilyn Idler, Ethan Petrone and Christopher Sweeney. Marine Instructors are LtCol Loren Langdon, USMC (Ret) and GySgt Michael E. Janiszewski, USMC (Ret).

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SCHOLARSHIP — Martha Rebekah Lodge 21 of Laurel presented a scholarship to Adam Dickerson of Laurel during graduation at Sussex Tech High School. Making the presentation is Millie Hall.

Glimpse of the past PUT ME IN, COACH!That’s what these players seem to be saying as they wait for their game to start Saturday at the Basketballing for God event. Photo by Pat Murphy

ALL SMILES - Delmar High’s Joe Holland and Lauren Ellis are all smiles after receiving their diplomas during the school’s commencement exercises on Friday, June 2. Photos by Mike McClure

This is the Crewcuts softball team circa 1955 at the Laurel Post 19 American Legion field. After more than 50 years in use, the softball field was recently ripped up. Back, from left: Herb Dayton, Bob Venables, Dale Boyce, Donald Bailey, Chick Allison and Olan Matthews. Front: Harold Holland, Al Martin, Charlie Feeney and Mondell Semans. Photo courtesy of Larry Allen


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Young women are excellent representatives of 2006 class Graduation from high school is an absolutely huge event in the life of any young man or woman. The memories of high school and graduation are something that stay with you the rest of your life. The class of 1956 from Laurel Senior High School has been one of the most active ever since graduation. This year it Virginia ‘Mike’ Barton was with considerable pride that Paul Sheridan, Iris Tull Givens and Howard McCrea presented high school diplomas to for many homes in and around Laurel. Our relationship with this family is their grandchildren, Ashley Hill and Heather Sheridan, Eric T. Givens and Lau- even stronger since it was my pleasure to play the organ music for the wedding of ren McCrea. Ann and Jeff as well as Mark and Penny The graduation of Ashley Hill and Sheridan. Heather Sheridan is very special to Chuck Heather’s maternal grandparents lived and to me. We were unable to attend the in Seaford and while we did not know commencement exercise, but, along with them as well as the Owens/Sheridan Hill family members and special friends, are families, we have good memories of times extremely proud of Ashley and Heather. shared together at special functions of the We have known each of these young families. ladies since birth. We have considered Ashley and Heather are excellent repretheir family special friends almost since sentatives of the class of 2006 from Laurel the day we moved to Laurel all those High. Each young lady earned quite a few years ago. of the more than 80 scholarships/special We first met their maternal grandmother, Judy Sheridan, in Charlie Heath’s drug- recognition awards presented at graduation. What an accomplishment. store, when she was a clerk and quite From time to time the citizens hear young. Grandfather Paul came into our derogatory comrealm of friends a ments about some of few years later after If each member of the class will the goings on at Lauhe and Judy had rel High. There are heed the words of valedictorian married. always those who are The maternal parAshley Hill and “take pride in quick to point out the ents of Ashley Hill your footsteps,” every class flaws and unfavorare Ann Sheridan able actions of some member will achieve success in Hill and Jeff Hill. of the students. How Jeff’s parents are the path they choose to follow. sad that this same Peggy Hill and the group cannot focus late Billy Hill. Their on the outstanding accomplishments of so dedicated hours of service for years and many of the class of 2006, not just Ashley years to the Laurel Fire Department are well-known to Laurelites, and anyone who and Heather. Class members are from all walks of ever attended a meal of any type at the Laurel. Some have had more advantages Laurel Fire Hall knows the culinary skills of Peggy. Others know this couple through in life than others. That is the way life is. But, if each member of the class of their children riding the school bus driven 2006 will just heed the words of valedicby either Peggy or Billy. Or perhaps a son torian Ashley Hill and “take pride in your or daughter rode a bus driven by Ashley’s footsteps, for they are what will lead you uncle, Jay Hill. Ashley’s and Heather’s maternal grand- through you life,” every class member will achieve success in the path they choose to parents are Helen Owens and the late Avery Owens. Helen worked as a saleslady at follow. And 50 years from now, perhaps AshChipman Shoes for years and years and ley and Heather will be as proud of their then Calio’s Shoe Store. Avery was the grandchildren as the families of the two master craftsman at O’Neal Brothers cousins, and present them with their high Lumber Company, creating works of art school diplomas. It’s a pleasant thought.

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Sarah Marie Trivits 875-3672 Yes, I’m back this week — as the old saying goes, “a bad penny always turns up.” So here I am fresh from a nice little vacation with Irene Elliott at her family place in the Outer Banks (Kill Devil Hills). Also with us were Celeste Wheatley Lewis, her husband, David, and their son, 13month-old Rider, who kept us busy, entertained and enchanted. What a delight that little boy is. We all enjoyed, for the most part, pleasant weather and an abundant amount of R. and R. Now I go about my daily duties humming the tune to, “The wheels of the bus go round and round all day long,” compliments of little Rider Lewis, who incidentally is spending the week with his grandparents, Robert and Billie Jane Wheatley. On Sunday, June 18, I wish all the fathers out there, young and old, a Happy Father’s Day! The Red Hat Society “Bonnets and Boas” group were entertained at a cookout on Thursday, May 25, at the home of Dot Hickman, who treated them to the culinary delights of shrimp and crabs. While there they decorated hats and painted flower pots to brighten up their window sills for spring. On June 13 with hostess Coletta Saunders, they lunched at the Serendipity Restaurant in Oak Orchard. Best wishes are extended to Brian and Mary Farrelly on the occasion of their 58 years of marriage on June 18. Also on that day Brian celebrates his 83rd birthday. Congratulations to the Farrelly couple. Step up to the plate, folks, support and take an interest in our beautiful new library. The annual meeting of “Friends of the Library” will take place on Tuesday, June 20, 7 p.m., in the new community room of the building. “Friends” are encouraging and inviting new members and the meeting that evening is open to all. So, why not appear and join in support of this very important group?

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Sunday, June 11, saw the Laurel Garden group of ladies traveling to the Salisbury area to visit a beautiful picturesque home and gardens of Robert and Betty Hodnick. ”Homewood” is the name of this vast acreage of plants, flowers and vines, all in nature’s setting. The ladies enjoyed a picnic lunch with their host and hostess and returned home, many of them, with plants, cuttings and seedlings with which to tempt their green thumbs and enhance their gardens. It was a most enjoyable, colorful and learning afternoon and they departed leaving many thanks with the Hodnicks. We continue with prayers for those who are ill: Joan Venables, Wilbert Adams, Ralph Baker, Herman Cubbage, Richard Cordrey, Enoch Schwartz, Hattie Puckham, Terry Layton and Kelly Griffith. Happy birthday greetings to those who celebrate in June: Esther Hanna on June 14; Alvin Lutx and Paul Powell, June 15; George Church, Elsie Rogers and Carolyn Williams, June 16; Calvin Hearn, June 17; Catherine Boyce, Diane Hastings, Clara Marvel and Nancy Owens, June 18; Helen Whaley, June 9; Laura Jackson, June 20; and Kathleen Campbell, June 21. “Going to the movies these days is shocking — and that’s just the ticket price!” See you in the Stars.


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Triumph — at last — over those oh so wily catfish After years of being outwitted by the catfish that reside in our YNN ARKS backyard pond, my husband can finally claim victory: On Saturday, we ate four of them for dinner. We certainly had no idea My husband caught them in a 20 years ago, when we large net which floats on the top of had a pond dug to the pond and into which he tosses catfish food. When the fish swim accommodate a few fish, over the net, he pulls it up by that learning how to catch means of a sturdy pulley he has them would take decades. rigged on shore. He puts the fish that are caught in the net in a large tank through which water circumade wetlands and along a stream into anlates and where they stay alive until the other, smaller pond and then is pumped executioner (my husband) and chef (also back to the fish pond, algae, which feeds my husband — all I do is eat them) is on nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus, ready for them. was a problem. Who knew that catfish were so compliDuring one midsummer heat spell, the cated? We, naïve in so many ways, includ- water temperature soared, the ugly brown ing the habits of fish, certainly had no idea oxygen-devouring algae thrived and oxy20 years ago, when we had a pond dug to gen levels plummeted. About half of the accommodate a few fish, that learning fish died, our own miniature version of the how to catch them would take decades. massive fish kills that occur in nutrientWe had visions of scooping them out of and algae-laden waterways throughout their watery home with handheld nets, Delmarva. My husband scooped the floatthrowing them on the grill and a few mining carcasses from the water and buried utes later, devouring them. (In my fantasy, them in the garden. hushpuppies and ears of corn would also Determined to reduce the population in appear on the table; I, in the way of fanthe pond, and at the same time firmly estasies, had been able to spend the day at tablish his spot at the top of the food the beach.) chain, my husband invested in a catfish But it was not to be. Those schools that trap: a rectangular wooden box with a fish spend so much time in must really be cone fitted in it. The fish, according to something, because even at a young age makers of the trap, swim through the wide the catfish were far too wily to be caught mouth of the cone, push through the narup in any net. They also eluded traps, the row cone bottom into the box and then are traditional hook and line and even a large unable to escape. net which my husband suspended across The trap came with its own bait, the the pond and which we pulled through the foulest-smelling cheese I have ever enwater, hoping to force them all into a corcountered. The bait was so foul that even ner. When we and our net got to that corcatfish steered clear of it and of the trap ner, all the fish were on the safe side of that was baited with it. the net. Probably laughing at us. The trap, which proved to be useless, The fish also learned how to multiply. has since been dismantled. The bait Not that there was much learning to it — cheese, which my husband bought in a 10the lowliest animals, humans even, can gallon bucket, ended up in the county propagate without lesson one. But our landfill, where it is probably organizing pond was supposed to be breeding-free. some kind of garbage revolt. Catfish like to lay their eggs in muddy rivIt took much thought, and observation er or stream bottoms and as our pond is of fish feeding patterns, for my husband to lined with plastic, research said that fedesign his current catching method. And it males would be disinclined to deposit any works: So far this summer, he has caught eggs. about a dozen fish. But deposit them they did, and the So does this mean that we are finally males got busy fertilizing them. Within a smarter than the catfish that live in our few years, our pond population, which at pond? It would seem so. the start had been about 40, was well over But we all know that there’s more than 200. one way to skin a cat, a phrase that some That many fish meant more fish elimisay refers to the practice of skinning the nations in the pond, and that meant high scale-less catfish before eating it. And our nutrients, the scourge of nearly all watercatfish, dedicated as they are to school and ways in the 21st century. Before my husmotivated by the loss of several of their band completed our water recirculation clan, are probably right now studying the and cleansing system, through which wamany ways of avoiding the net. ter travels from the pond, through a manI told you catfish are complicated.


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Hair donation indicates maturity beyond her six years Another interesting week, and as I have told you many times, I AT URPHY get to see the very best in people and once in a while maybe not the I think as the years go by, best. I will continue to highlight the very best in people and you tell me you enjoy it more. we will be reading many This week I got a chance to talk to a precocious 6-year-old, soon to good things about this be a first grader who donated hair from her very first haircut to young young lady. cancer patients. I also talked with Amy Handy, who was very busy the first day.” I think as the years go by, Saturday with her “Basketballing For we will be reading many good things God” event, and Police Chief Jamie Wilson and officers, who were busy with their about this young lady. Thanks for the tip, Kids Day In the Park event at Laurel River Terri Small. Park. I’m not going to say much more about First it was to Paul Lawrence Dunbar Saturday Basketballing for God and Kids’ School for a visit with a very mature, interesting 6-year-old on June 7. Emily Brig- Day in the Park, but these are the things we need to see our grandchildren and chilgs is the daughter of Debbie and Ken dren involved in. Briggs and she had her hair cut recently Congratulations to New Zion Church for the very first and the Police Department for providing a time. This young great Saturday for youngsters. I hope girl, who is light yours made it to these fun events. years ahead of her time in her Stern, Thomas & Associates, located in thoughts, donated the Landmark Professional Center (the old her hair to the post office) will expand and move to LauLocks of Love reltowne, effective July 3. It will be in the Program for former office of Alan Schwitzer, according young cancer victo Valerie Hue, office manager. tims. Emily says Stern, Thomas & Associates is a debt they have not recovery firm with more than 20 years of found any cure for collection experience working to preserve cancer yet and she the reputation of clients and themselves in wanted to do Emily Briggs, holdcollecting accounts. Valerie has been in something for ing one of the two Laurel for three years now. those affected by braids she donated it. Emily also to Locks of Love For you who have horses and are planseemed to know ning to be in the 4th of July parade, no quite a bit about plywood will be put down on the Central the program, telling me they make two or Avenue bridge this year for two reasons. three wigs out of each donation. First, DelDOT has requested that the Emily says it took her a year to get the town not put plywood there. And second, nerve to cut her hair, which was probably the price of 3/4-inch plywood is very high. 15 inches long. In real matter-of-fact talk The plywood, after a day on the bridge, she explained that she went to two differcannot be used again. ent places before she let them cut her hair. The chamber of commerce and fire deIt was done around Memorial Day. Emily partment feel the horse entries are a big says that her hair has “a chocolate filled middle,” according to the beautician. Emi- part of the parade and hope that the lack of plywood does not discourage any entry ly plans to spend her summer at the pool from being in the parade. Horses can turn and reading a lot of books at the new lioff at Front Street if there is a problem brary. She already knows she want to be a with them going over the bridge and they teacher or veterinarian when she finishes will have someone there to guide them if school. they decide to do this. Teacher Donna Sava says, “We just Leading up to the July 4th event, there adore her, she was excited to be here from



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Saturday evening at the Gospel Cafe at Centenary Fellowship Hall there was a late addition to the program. His name was Michael Brooks and he has sung with the Platters, Frankie Lymon and Jerry Butler, as well as others from the 1950s-1960s rock and roll era. Bruce Willey is really providing an enjoyable Saturday evening for those who attend. Don White sang and several of his Charity Lodge brothers were there to support him. Way to go, Don! It’s official, folks — Laurel native Kyle Boyce has recently gotten his pilot’s license. One of the first people he took up on a flight was brother, Blair, who of course is a Yankee fan. It would have been a good time to ask him if he wanted to change teams. If he did not, he could walk back. I can hear Blair now, calling out, “Let’s go, Orioles!” Did I tell you that Delmar Mayor Doug Niblett is to get an award in Ocean City on the 23rd of this month? More on this later, but he is unlike Bridgeville Council president Joe Conaway, for whom there should be a reward offered. Get it Joe? Reward and award — a huge difference. Well, I fully expect Joe to make an appearance in Laurel for the seed-spitting


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contest on the 4th. He really thinks he’s good — we will see this year! Jerry Lynch says that the quonset hut at the armory that was recently dismantled was the battalion headquarters communications center and the motor pool was out back of the armory. “I should know,” said Jerry. “I was a member of this group with Wayne Culver, Jack Fletcher, Jim Quick, Ray Nack, Jim McGee and several others including Sgt. Bill Petrea.” “Auto Dealer Monthly,” a car business magazine, has picked the Car Store in a recently survey as the 21st of 25 best dealerships in the country. One of the top 25 had 97 locations. The Car Store has the Laurel location and one in Salisbury. Owner Greg Johnson says the credit goes to manager Rob Brown and employees whose hard work has gotten them recognized. The recognition came as a surprise to Greg but you could tell Greg was most happy about the recognition for the Car Store. Monday morning, the new, larger Happy Harry’s opened with a chamber of commerce ribbon cutting. Several early birds were at the door anxious to see the 12,500square foot store. It is about 1/3 larger than the other one. The rumor is that someone is ready to go in the other store soon.



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ENTERTAINMENT Nanticoke Riverfest schedule filled with events Event takes place in downtown Seaford July 14 and 15 ■ 12th annual Nanticoke Riverfest, July 14 and 15, downtown Seaford. Events start at 5 p.m. on Friday night and continue all day Saturday. Website: or call 629-9173.

The 12th annual Nanticoke Riverfest, sponsored by the city of Seaford, will be bigger and better than ever, according to this year’s co-chairpersons, Amy Walls and Trisha Booth. The event, designed to showcase the Nanticoke River and downtown Seaford, will take place Friday, July 14, starting at 5 p.m. and all day Saturday, July 15, in the area in and around downtown Seaford. This year’s theme is “Tugging on the Nanticoke.” The signature event, and the event that started it all, the Nanticoke Float-In, is scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Registration for the float down the Nanticoke, which attracts more than 600 people each year, starts at 9 a.m. at the launch site at the office of Dr. Benz on U.S. 13. There is a $1 fee and lifejackets are requested for all participants and required for all floaters under the age of 16. Participants must also sign a waiver. Entertainment is another feature of Riverfest. On Friday night, the Funsters will return for a street dance starting at 9 p.m. at the main stage in the parking lot of

Mt. Olivet Church on High Street. On Saturday night, the band Altimate Choice will perform at 9 p.m. at the main stage. Other entertainment on Friday night includes Ray Owen at 8 p.m. On Saturday, the Gong Show will take center stage at 1:30 p.m. followed by the Swing City Band at 4 p.m. and the Barren Creek Band at 6 p.m. The Little Miss and Miss Riverfest Pageant will move from Saturday to Friday night this year and take place on the main stage starting at 6 p.m. The pageant is open for young ladies ages 3 to 6 and 7 to 10. Registration forms are available at Seaford City Hall and can be picked up during business hours from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The pageant is open to the first 25 girls who register and the deadline is June 30. The expanded children’s entertainment area will be in the vicinity of Gateway Park this year with a full schedule of activities for children all day on Saturday. The carnival, which opens on Thursday night, will be located in the lot behind city hall off Market Street. There will be a car show presented by the Southern Delaware Street Rod Association and a motorcycle show presented by Seaford Harley-Davidson. Both events will take place on Saturday.

Vendors will line both sides of High Street in downtown Seaford. Some will set up shop for dinner on Friday night. On Saturday, the youth fishing tournament will start at noon along the Nanticoke Riverwalk and the Third Annual Riverfest 5K Cross Country Run takes place starting at 8:30 a.m. at Chapel Branch off Woodland Road just west of Seaford. There is no pre-registration; only race-day registration will be accepted. Contact Vince Morris at 628-0688 for more information. Registration forms are available at the Seaford Star office, city hall and the website. The Seaford Museum will be open for tours and special events on Saturday and some members of the Downtown Seaford Association will have special demonstrations planned on Saturday. The Downtown Treasure Hunt will take place on Saturday. Other events taking place on Saturday include the Nanticoke Duck Dash, the Mayor’s Challenge, Nanticoke Indian dancing and canoe and kayak racing. For more information about vendor space contact Wendy Pinkine at 629-9173. For more information about the Riverfest, contact Walls or Booth at 629-9173 or check out the website at

The Riverfest committee with assistance from the city’s electric department has placed banners in downtown Seaford. Photo by Ronald MacArthur

Delmarva Chicken Festival places a focus on family events ■ Delmarva Chicken Festival, June 23 and 24, Snow Hill, Md. Family preview night, Thursday, June 22, 5 to 10 p.m. Phone 1800-878-2449. Free admission and free parking.

Since its inception in 1948, the Delmarva Chicken Festival has enjoyed a reputation s a fun-filled, family event. This year’s festival, set for June 23 and 24 in Snow Hill, Md., will be no exception. Expected to draw upwards of 20,000 visitors, the event will offer entertainment for all ages, including plenty of activities for the youngsters. Leading the kid-friendly attractions will be a large carnival from Sherwood Amusements in Upper Falls, Md. The carnival will include rides and games with appeal to children of all ages. The carnival will open for a special family preview night on Thursday, June 22, between 5 and 10 p.m. On Friday, June 23, the carnival will run from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. and on Saturday, June 24, from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. Along with the carnival, children will enjoy continuous entertainment with Happy and Clarabelle the clowns from Sideby-Side Entertainment. The clowns will entertain with juggling routines, balloon art, games and plenty of musical activities. The annual “Worcester Celebrates Safe Kids” event will take place this year as part of the Delmarva Chicken Festival. The event is coordinated by the Worcester County Health Department and involves 20 health, safety, public service and com-

munity organizations. Highlighting the event will be visits from McGruff-the Crime Dog, Vince and Larry, Sun Guard Man and Trauma Roo. There will be puppet shows, farm safety skits, a fire safety house with Sparky, Patches and Pumper Robot; tractor, mower and ATV safety, and more. Children’s games will add to the fun as visitors learn ways to keep their families safe. Youngsters will be included in the musical entertainment line-up with performances by students from the Seaside Dance Academy and by young artists from The Children’s Theater of Delmarva. An up close look at hatching eggs and baby chicks will be available under the Education Tent and horse and pony rides will be offered throughout the festival for a nominal fee. Still more fun for the 3 to 12 age group will be found at Chicken Capers, a series of competitive games including a chicken scratch, egg toss, and spoon race. Chicken capers will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Sherman the Shorebird will strut in from the Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury to join in the competitive fun. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to all winners. While the kids enjoy their special events, other family members won’t want to miss the arts and crafts displays, informational exhibits, a custom car show, motorcycle show, skid steer rodeo, and paddleboat rides. Musical entertainment will be continuous throughout the event and an

abundance of delicious food — including chicken prepared in many different ways — will be available on the festival grounds. With free admission and free parking and shuttle service the Delmarva Chicken

festival is an affordable summer outing for the entire family. For more information, contact Delmarva Poultry Industry at 800-878-2449 (302856-9307) or the Snow Hill Chicken Festival Committee at 410-632-1944.

Seaford hosting Chesapeake Brass Band on July 8 The city of Seaford will host the Chesapeake Brass Band in a concert at the Gov. Ross Mansion in Seaford, on Saturday, July 8 at 5:30 p.m. Formed in 1996, the Chesapeake Silver Cornet Brass Band is comprised of amateur and professional musicians from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. The band performs a varied repertoire of contemporary and traditional brass band music throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The public is invited to view this free performance on the lawn of the Gov. Ross Mansion. Chairs will not be provided and visitors are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs for casual seating. The event is sponsored by the city of Seaford and the Seaford Historical Society. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club. Call Amy Walls at 629-9173.

Delaware Tech pool complex opens for the season Summer began with a splash as the Recreational Complex at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown, Saturday, June 10. Located on the southeast side of the college behind the Jason Technology Center, this non-profit complex features a 25-meter, six-lane swimming pool, a wading pool, bathhouse and showers and refreshments. Individual, family, day care and senior discounts are available for the summer. The complex is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The pool is maintained by certified operators for public pools who follow the code requirements established by the state of Delaware. The lifeguard staff and swim instructors are certified by the American Red Cross in water safety and lifesaving skills. Morning, evening and Saturday swim classes are offered. Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, June 17, with games and prizes; $10 admission per family. On July 15-16, celebrate Bring a Friend Weekend; one free guest will be admitted with each paying adult. Delaware Tech students, staff, and faculty with valid ID receive discounted admission of $2 per day on Aug. 5-6; this special rate also applies to their guests. For more information, or to register for swimming lessons or pool memberships, call corporate and community programs at 854-6966.


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Tech students taking steps to learn to dance “One - two - three...cha, cha, cha.” “Four - five - six...turn and twirl.” What a contrast in vocal instruction for the students at Sussex Technical High School when they walked into physical education classes on June 1 and 2. Instead of the normal sit-ups, jumping jacks or sprint races, students were greeted with the sounds of some of the world’s greatest songs and with the instruction in how to achieve mastering the steps of a jitterbug, salsa and country line dance. The change in lesson plans came about after Sussex Tech’s graphics teacher Denise Miller heard comments from chaperones at the schools prom. According to Mrs. Miller, previous generations taught their children how to socially dance. However, sometime in the 1970s, parents stopped teaching their children how to dance, and the activity became a format for self-expression. As the years went by, negative role models enabled that expression to become less and less inhibitive. “People complain about the way kids dance today,” said Miller. “But they were never taught anything different, so what are they supposed to do? If we want them to dance differently, we have to teach them how.” Miller reached this realization when this past year she and her three sisters started taking dance lessons because

Dance instructor Yvonne Cimo shows Mike Cunningham (Seaford) the proper way to hold the hand of Malorie Everhart (Georgetown) during a dance.

they too had never been taught by their parents. After discussing the situation with other teachers at Sussex Tech, it was decided that the school could help fill the void in their students’ social education. Yvonne and Steve Cimo of Dance Moves and Manners in Bridgeville volunteered their time and expertise to come to Sussex Tech for two days and work with the students. The couple operates a dance studio and has taught dance classes for five years at Delaware Technical and Community College. “We were thrilled to be asked to work with the students at Sussex Tech,” said Yvonne. “Dance is a great way for young men and women to learn to interact in an affirmative way to build relationships that are respectful to the opposite sex. Dance can also increase a person’s self-esteem and expand their social life.” The Cimos agree with Miller that children should be taught to dance while they are young because they are more willing to take risks. Both Yvonne and Steve were in their 40s before they learned the skill, but they emphasize that it is very easy if the routines are broken down step by step. When the teenagers first walked into the Sussex Tech gymnasium and saw what was waiting for them, there were frowns and comments of uncertainty. But, the kids felt more at ease when several teachers came to join them in the activity. After 90 minutes of counting, twirling and swinging, the young men and women learned to relax and have fun, and the frowns soon turned into smiles. Giggles, then laughter, and then applause filled the gymnasium as the students conquered the steps. According to physical education teachers Nancy Tribbitt and Bernie Nowakowski, dance is also a great way to exercise. It is low impact and aerobic and can be very athletic. “We wanted the kids to have a little fun before they started final exams,” said Mrs. Tribbitt. “When Miller approached us about dance lessons, we thought it was a great idea.” Dance classes are not a new idea in public education. Launched in 1994 as a project of the American Ballroom Theater Company, dance lessons are integrated into the upper elementary curricula of several New York City schools. Their mission is to build social awareness, confidence and self-esteem in children. By working with a partner in a dance hold, students are required to exhibit care, consideration and team work, transferable skills necessary for adult life. The project is so successful in New York City, that 12,000 students are now enrolled in the classes. Next year, both physical education teachers at Sussex Tech say that dance lessons will be integrated in the health and hu-

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Four students at Sussex Tech learn the steps to a jitterbug twirl during physical education class at Sussex Tech. Partners are Jon Spanish (Bridgeville) with Alexis Short (Seaford) and Nick Clauges (Milford) with Kaitlyn Ohrt (Milton).

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The Deplorable Speech of Westboro Baptist Church GUEST COLUMN By John W. Whitehead

“You might go to church and sit down in a pew. Those humans who ain’t human could be sitting next to you.”—John Prine. On April 11, 2006, the family and friends of recently deceased Cpl. David A. Bass gathered in a Nashville church to pay their final respects to the 20-year-old Marine who was killed in Iraq when his 7-ton truck rolled over in a flash flood. While those at the funeral mourned, however, a small group of protesters celebrated his death across the street, holding signs that read, “Thank God for Dead Soldiers” and “Thank God for I.E.D.s.” Insisting that God is killing American soldiers in order to punish the United States for its openness to homosexuality, these protesters from Westboro Baptist Church believe that fallen servicepeople should not be mourned. “You turned the country over to fags,” church members have proclaimed. “These soldiers are coming home in body bags.” Most recently, members of this group staged a protest over the Memorial Day weekend at Arlington National Cemetery. Singing “God hates America” to the tune of “God Bless America,” they held signs that read “God is America’s terror,” “Thank God for dead soldiers,” “You’re going to hell” and “Bush killed them.” Westboro’s funeral protests, which many find morally repugnant and unpatriotic, have garnered a great deal of publicity — which Westboro clearly loves — and given rise to a national furor. Reacting to the church’s graveside activities, nine states have now passed laws limiting demonstrations at funerals. Ken-

tucky’s law has already been challenged by the ACLU, which insists that the law is so broad that it makes it a crime to whistle while walking within earshot of a funeral or to stop for a conversation on a public sidewalk adjacent to a funeral home or place of worship while a funeral service is in progress. (Delaware has passed a law banning protests 1,000 feet from funerals.) On a national level, President Bush has recently signed legislation that essentially bars free speech demonstrations within certain distances of cemeteries. This overreaching law bans “any picketing, any speech, the display of any banner, flag or the distribution of any handbill, pamphlet,” etc., at funerals. What this means is that any citizen even engaged in such nondisruptive expression as carrying an American flag while mourning the death of a slain soldier could also be in violation of the law. Moreover, anyone violating this law would face up to a $100,000 fine and up to a year in prison. However, in the opinion of Westboro’s pastor Fred Phelps, Congress and President Bush, who signed the legislation into law, are the ones “blatantly violating the First Amendment.” Fred Phelps started the Topeka, Kansasbased Westboro Baptist Church in 1955. Consisting mainly of him and his extended family, the church became infamous in 1991 for its “God Hates Fags” message, which is also the name of its website. As the website explains, “By the time a person reaches the state of hard core, defi-

ant, unrepentant, homosexual lifestyle, God has washed His hands of that person. God does not hate them because they are homosexuals; they are homosexuals because God hates them.” Devoted to its anti-gay campaign, Westboro’s pastor claims that since 1991, Westboro has carried out 40 pickets a week, every week. And that may be a conservative number. However, it was not until the controversial death of Mathew Shepard in 1998 that Westboro attained a level of public notoriety. Shepard, a 21-year-old Wyoming college student, was brutally beaten and left for dead, reportedly because he was gay. Westboro members picketed his funeral and the murder trial of the men who had killed him with signs stating that Shepard was in hell for being gay. Westboro not only condemns those who are openly homosexual but also those who do not speak out against homosexuality. For example, accusing Chief Justice William Rehnquist of not protecting the United States against homosexuality, they picketed his September 2005 funeral with signs reading “Judge in Hell.” In fact, Westboro sees nearly every national disaster, act of human depravity and natural disaster as God punishing the U.S. for its stance on “fags” — and they go so far as to thank God for these tragedies. They insist that the Space Shuttle Columbia crashed as a way to punish the U.S., NASA and the astronauts for not using their position to speak out against homosexuality. They offered prayers of thanksgiving after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and even traveled to New York City to protest rescue efforts, mock victims and

urge that those who were still alive should be left there to die. They also praised the devastation resulting from the tsunami in Asia and Hurricane Katrina as God’s way of punishing those who have let the “fags” take over the world. There may be some individuals who see Westboro Baptist Church as representative of Christianity. But they really have nothing to do with true Christianity or with spreading a Christian message. As Jesus Christ proclaimed, “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.” In rejecting Christ’s admonitions, Westboro has chosen instead to focus its efforts on spreading hate. Their actions are deplorable, particularly their protests at military funerals. Whether their actions are illegal, however, is another matter altogether. The legal dispute centers on whether such tasteless protests can be considered protected free speech under the First Amendment. Indeed, James Madison, who authored the First Amendment, noted that the purpose of the Amendment was to protect the minority against the majority. And as Madison knew very well, the minority is often made up of extremists who have nothing better to do than foam at the mouth.

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Homeownership is the foundation of rural living GUEST COLUMN One of the most exciting housing

programs offered by USDA Rural

Development is Self-Help housing By Marlene B. Elliott Ensuring that all people, including families, elderly and disabled residents, living in rural communities have affordable and safe housing has been a top priority of USDA Rural Development for more than 70 years. In fact, the Bush Administration has invested $21.4 billion to help nearly 250,000 rural families become homeowners. June is National Homeownership Month. A time to reflect on the important role homeownership plays in American society, especially in rural America. Homeownership is the bedrock of the American economy, helping to increase jobs, boost demand for goods and services and build prosperity. So far this year, Rural Development has invested $1.7 billion nationwide to help more than 21,000 families buy a home. This investment is part of the reason the homeownership rate for non-metropolitan areas is 76.1 percent compared to 68.8 percent nationwide. This year in Delaware, we have provided $13 million in housing

assistance to help more than 80 families in becoming homeowners. Rural Development’s housing programs finance new or improved housing for low to moderate income families and individuals who wish to live in rural areas or communities. The purpose of the programs is to provide financing with no down payment and at favorable rates and terms. Both guaranteed and direct homeownership loans are offered. Under the direct loan program, individuals or families receive a loan directly from Rural Development. Guaranteed loans are made by other lenders, such as banks or credit unions, and are guaranteed by our agency. In addition to helping with homeownership, we also have loans and grants available to help low-income families and the elderly make needed house repairs so that they can remain in their own home. One of the most exciting housing programs offered by Rural Development is Self-Help housing. Participants, organized in groups of six to 10 families, utilize their own labor to reduce the total construction costs of their homes. These families not only build their own

homes, but create tight-knit communities as they complete their homes together. For many of us, being able to go to sleep each night in a safe and comfortable home is something we take for granted. However, this is not the case for many rural Americans. Rural Development is committed to the future of rural communities and to helping as many people as possible achieve the American Dream. This month we are proud to celebrate homeownership and the roll it plays in providing security for children, stabilizing neighborhoods and help-

ing to create stronger communities. For information about USDA Rural Development’s housing, business or community development programs call 302-8573580, email me at marlene.elliott@de., or visit our web site at We have three offices across Delaware that are ready to help.

Marlene B. Elliott, of Laurel, was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as the DelawareMaryland Director for USDA Rural Development. Her office is located in Dover. Before joining USDA, she was the director of state operations for former U.S. Sen.William V. Roth (R-Del.).

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Letters Summer heat in parked cars As temperatures rise, I believe it is important to once again raise awareness for this important issue. Summer is here and we are already receiving a heat wave. Cars quickly turn into ovens in these temperatures. Now imagine that you are left in a car, wearing a fur coat on one of these days. This is what happens when you leave your dog unattended in your hot vehicle. Each year, a countless number of dogs are left in cars as their guardians go and run errands. The summer heat is simply too much for a dog to handle. Dogs can die in minutes when left in the blistering heat, in a closed up car. Cracking a window is not enough. Dogs cannot be chained in the back of pickup trucks either. The metal heats up and burns their feet. They are also in danger of falling or jumping off the back while in motion. On a 78-degree day, a car parked in the sun can reach 160 degrees in just minutes. You may not want to seem mean to your pet by leaving him or her at home, but it would actually be even worse to take them with you. If you see a dog left in a car on a hot day, go inside the store and page the animal’s guardian or call the police. They can unlock the car and get the dog out (and do not take no for an answer.) Please leave your dog at home on warm days and pass this information on to anyone who has pets. Even a quick trip to the store can be deadly. Stacy Scott Laurel

Bicycle safety law misconceptions As the summer season approaches, many people are taking advantage of the beautiful weather by riding their bicycles. As the pedestrian/bicycle coordinator for the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), I would like to resolve some misperceptions about bicycle safety and laws. First, bicycle related accidents in Delaware are on a substantial decrease. The number of bicyclist-involved crashes statewide decreased 43 percent (150 to 86) between 2000 and 2005, according to the Delaware State Police. Despite these encouraging statistics, we

Thank You The family of the late

Lewis Frederick Fleming, Jr. wishes to express their sincere appreciation for the many acts of kindness and concern shown during the illness and passing of our loved one. May God Love a nd Bless Each Of You. Sincerely, Adlynn Fleming

Stars’ Letters Policy All letters should include the writer’s name, address and phone number for verification purposes. Names will be published. No unsigned letters will be published. No letters which the management deems to be libelous will be published. The Star reserves the right to edit or reject any letters. Send your letters to Morning Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, or email morningstarpub (DelDOT, businesses, law enforcement, cycling groups) need to continue to push education. Cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities on the roadways as motorists. Cyclists are required to ride with the flow of traffic in Delaware and in every state in the nation, with no exceptions. This is an integral part of ensuring safety for both cyclists and motorists and is endorsed by the League of American Bicyclists, the Delaware Bicycle Council and all other bicycling organizations. Here are some reasons to ride with the flow of traffic: • Drivers don’t expect to see traffic coming at them in their lane, especially on one-way streets. • Drivers exiting on road parking spots or turning right onto the street won’t see you, because they’re looking the other way. (Remember merging and right turning vehicles are looking left toward oncoming traffic and you will be coming from the right.) • Pedestrians don’t expect bicycles to be coming in the opposite direction of traffic and may step out in front of you. Bicycles are vehicles under the law. • Against traffic, motorists have far less time to react if the cyclist is coming toward them. • All road signs, including stop signs, will be facing the opposite direction. In addition, bicyclists are recommended to wear bright, reflective clothing so oncoming vehicles have a chance to adjust their speed as soon as possible. I also urge bicyclists to have lights. According to Delaware law, all bicycles must have a white front light and a red rear reflector during the night. However, a rear red

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flashing light is recommended. Furthermore, wear a helmet. In Delaware, it is the law for bicyclists under 16. Motorists have responsibility to ensure bicycle safety as well. Motorists are advised to slow down when they pass a bicycle. By decreasing speed, both motorists and bicyclists have more reaction time to prevent an accident. Summer is a great time to bike. Accordingly, we all must remember to share the road. For more, go to the DelDOT website at to listen to audio versions of bike safety tips and motorist safety tips. Also, check out the link for the Delaware Bicycle Council under the community programs and services section. Anthony Aglio DelDOT pedestrian/bicycle coordinator

Is SB 304 really better than nothing? A few proponents of Thurman Adams proposed SB 304 bill that would add two districts to the Sussex County Council in 2012 are suggesting the bill would be “better than nothing.” As we all know, that argument is the weakest of all excuses for doing anything, much less justifying legislation which would have a major impact on the lives of 170,000 county citizens. The very nature of this excuse shows the low esteem in which it is held. Add to that the fact that it really would not be better than “nothing” because it wouldn’t change anything for six years. So, pray tell, how is it better than “nothing” for the next six years? In addition to the fact that “better than nothing” is the weakest of all justification, in the case of SB 304 it isn’t even true. The truth is “nothing” would be better than SB 304 because if SB 304 became law it would act as an obstacle, an excuse if you would, to discourage or even prevent the passing of better legislation that might be proposed between the year 2006 and the year 2012. If SB 304 did not become law, then no such impediment to potentially better legislation would exist. Furthermore, under SB 304 council members would still end up drawing the new council district lines, and under the circumstances that would not be reassuring.

In Loving Memory of Our Son Dennis Messick It has been nine years since you were taken from us. The years we all had together will never be forgotten. There were troubled days, hard working days and days of fun. One day our Family Reunion will be beyond the setting sun. Loved and Missed by The Messick Family

On the other hand, we already have HB 170, passed overwhelmingly by the House. Popular with the majority of citizens, it would go into effect in 2006 and by all accounts would pass the Senate, if Adams would bring it to the floor for a vote. Were it not for Adams’ opposition to HB 170, SB 304 would be considered a joke by everyone so far as meaningful legislation was concerned. One of the real ironies in this struggle is that those who oppose HB 170, but would accept SB 304, have obviously not thought this matter through to its logical consequence. Those who seem most concerned with the possible shift of power from the western to eastern districts ultimately would be more negatively impacted from SB 304 than they would be from HB 170. Adding two new districts based on the 2010 census will undoubtedly shift the majority representation to the more populous coastal areas. The net result is that each Sussex citizen will still only be represented by one council member and in 2012 each of those seven council members would have less voting influence than the five members do now. On the other hand, HB 170 would do nothing to disturb the existing five districts, leaving them intact. The candidates for the “at large” seats could be from any part of the county, so, unlike SB 304, the possibility exists that they could increase as well as reduce the representation for any given geographical section of the county depending on the voter-appeal of a particular candidate. And regardless of what part of the county they came from, they would be responsible to all the citizens in the county. That means that, unlike SB 304 where each citizen would be represented by only one council member, under HB 170 they would be represented by three council members. Given that most council decisions impact more than one district, often all districts, HB 170 would provide Sussex citizens with far fairer representation than SB 304 ever could. “Nothing” is even better. Allen Ide Millsboro

In Loving Memory of

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Opinion Defined by life’s moments

VIEWPOINT We need a farmers’ market in the western Sussex county area We are all alarmed at the rapid loss of farmland in the area. Even so, agriculture remains one of the leading industries in the region. We are fortunate to live in an area where many of the most popular fruits and vegetables . . . we are surare grown locally. prised that there is Everything from tomanot an official farmers’ toes to watermelons to market in western cantaloupes to apples Sussex County, the can be seen growing along roadsides in west- garden spot of farming in Delaware. ern Sussex. One of the attributes of living in western Sussex is the abundance of local produce throughout the spring, summer and fall seasons. That is why we are surprised that there is not an official farmers’ market in western Sussex County, the garden spot of farming in Delaware. Farmers’ markets are open or opening throughout the state, including a new one in Georgetown. The markets, coordinated through the efforts of the Delaware Department of Agriculture, are a throwback to the farmers’ markets of yesteryear. The Department of Agriculture provides help in locating potential vendors, startup help, marketing assistance and oversees the operation of the markets. In Sussex, there are two markets in Lewes and another one in Milford. The markets are usually open one day a week and feature in-season produce as well as other local items. They are modeled after markets of the past when farmers brought their goods into town and sold them to customers right from their wagons. According to Kelli Steele, a Department of Agriculture marketing staff person who helps to coordinate the farmers’ market program, all that is needed to open a market in a town is a sponsoring agency. There are some costs associated with the startup of the market (signage and advertising) and volunteers are needed to help schedule and recruit vendors. Steele said that there has been some interest shown from a person in the western Sussex area, but that no plans for a market are in the works. “We need one on the west side of the county. It’s a perfect area,” she said. What a great way to enjoy the bountiful harvest of the area and also celebrate the importance of the farm in our every day life. We need a farmer’s market in western Sussex. For more information about the Delaware farmer’s market program check out

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We are defined by the moments in our lives. For most of us there isn’t a single big bang moment that sets us on a course, but rather a series of moments, special events, memories and achievements that define who we are. It’s those first-born, first-love, overcoming-obstacle and reaching tough-goal moments that set us on the course of life. For some reason around graduation time and Father’s Day I get reflective and think back in my own life on the moments that guided me or turned me from one direction to another. In our daily lives we rarely take time to reflect on these moments, but they are significant. While attending Seaford High School, I was fortunate enough to have Harriet Smith (now WindsorSmith and the Delaware Secretary of State) as my journalism teacher. She and Bob Hastings, my English teacher, inspired a love of reading and writing in me that set me on the course of my life’s work. While in journalism class, we had a first-class staff that published a great high school newspaper, The Blue Jay, during my senior year in 1972-73. For that time period, before the introduction of desk top publishing and fancy graphics, it was ahead of its time in the realm of high school newspapers. The content, quality of writing, photography and even design was superb. The staff was one of those rare combinations of people who worked well together as a team. We worked nights and weekends to get the paper out each month. For our hard work, the paper received national recognition as one of the top high school publications in the nation. So when we went to the annual state journalism contest in New Castle County, there was no doubt in our minds that our paper would win the coveted Newspaper of the Year Award. Start the party, pass out the trophies, we were going to win. There was no doubt about it. But we came home with nothing, not even the “Don’t Let The Door Kick You In The Butt On The Way Out Award.” It was a tough pill to swallow as we sat there in tears wondering what happened. We understood that there was no way that hick farmers from slower Delaware could take that honor away from the slick and polished upstate private schools. It was a hard lesson to learn that President Bryant Richardson Vice President Pat Murphy Secretary Tina Reaser

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life is not always fair. For me it was a defining ONALD AC RTHUR moment when I decided to devote my working life to journalism (I was It’s those first-born, a strange kid.). first-love, overcomingDefining moments obstacle and reaching also come when we reach a goal, especially tough-goal moments if that goal is one that that set us on the we have been working course of life. hard to achieve. For some reason I got it in my mind back in the Boston, but did lower my best time early 1980s that I wanted to a run a to 3:30. 26.2-mile marathon. Actually, I was The life lesson to be learned is inspired by Seaford marathon runner that anything is possible once you set Bill Beiser who celebrated his 50th your mind to it. I don’t quit. birthday by running the Marine We are also defined by our loved Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. ones who surround us. If you asked Training for a marathon is like any parent what the best day of their nothing else because you are not relife was, they would answer the day ally sure where to draw the line — their child was born. And it is a spehow much is enough and how much cial day when a new life comes into is too much. It takes total committhe world. ment, sacrifice and focus on a goal of doing something that is physically But that special day is only one of impossible for most amateur athletes. many as a child grows. An adult who Like my mentor, I selected the becomes a parent is changed forever; Marine Corps Marathon as my first there is no way you can be the same event. Although I trained hard for person you were before. You now two years and thought I was in good take on the awesome responsibility shape, I was not prepared for the of someone else who is more imporodyssey awaiting me on that Sunday tant that anyone or anything else in in November. the world. In the back of my mind I had the You now have an entire new set of idiotic thought of also qualifying for memories and goals that involve anthe prestigious Boston Marathon other person who at some point will while doing my first marathon. I evolve into their own person before needed a time of 3:10 or below to your own eyes. make the trip in April to Bean Town. Some of the best memories with And for the first 20 miles or so, I my daughter Beth involve playing was on pace to beat the 3:10 time softball. Our lives revolved around limit, but I hit the infamous “wall” the sport from April until July from that I had read so much about. For the time she was eight until she was whatever reason, not drinking in her late teens (in the days before enough, not training enough, etc., I traveling AAU teams or we would was fading fast with six hard miles have been playing that as well). left to run. When she wasn’t playing games, Somewhere in those last six miles we were playing catch or taking inI lost 30 minutes of time and finished field or outfield practice in the field with a time of 3:40, still a respectable across the street from our house, or I time. I can’t begin to describe the was squatting down and she was feeling that overcame me when I fipitching to me. nally crossed the finish line near the The best day of my life? I had Iwo Jima Memorial. Only those who many of them playing catch with have run a marathon can begin to unBeth. I miss those five words more derstand that unbelievable feeling of than anything else, “Dad, want to accomplishment, of being able to deplay catch?” The sore knees, skinned feat yourself when every fabric of legs and sore hands were a small your being says quit. price to pay for that special time. It was a feeling of joy mixed in And that love of sport and the imporwith pain — a very strange feeling. tance of what it means to share it I went on to run six more came from my father. Yes, we are demarathons and never did qualify for fined and molded by our loved ones.


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Seven-Day forecast for Western Sussex County Thursday



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Almanac Statistics through Tuesday June 13 at Georgetown, Delaware



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. 81° . 51° . 80° . 58° 66.1°

Total for the week . . . . . . . . . . 0.30” Total for the month . . . . . . . . . . 3.07” Normal for the month . . . . . . . . 1.42” Total for the year . . . . . . . . . . 12.39”

Smyrna 77/59 Dover 76/59

Time 1:09 p.m. 4:14 p.m. 1:36 p.m. 9:03 a.m.

Perigee Apogee Perigee Apogee

Date August 10 August 25 September 7 September 22

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Last June 18

Harrington 78/59

Time 2:29 p.m. 9:24 p.m. 11:08 p.m. 1:22 a.m.

Milford 78/60 Greenwood 78/59

Lewes 76/59

Bridgeville 78/57

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New June 25

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Vienna, MD

The moon, and its relative distance to the Earth, affects tides on a monthly basis. When the moon is farthest from the Earth (apogee), tides of decreased range or currents of decreased speed occur. When the moon is closest to the Earth (perigee), the occurrence of increased range or currents of speed is more prevalent.

Date June 16 July 1 July 13 July 29

Day High Low High Thurs. 5:16 a 12:15 p 5:47 p Fri. 6:07 a 12:21 a 6:42 p Sat. 7:01 a 1:21 a 7:41 p Sun. 7:57 a 2:26 a 8:43 p Mon. 8:57 a 3:34 a 9:46 p Tues. 10:01 a 4:43 a 10:48 p Wed. 11:06 a 5:48 a 11:46 p

Sharptown, MD Shown is Thursday’s weather. High Low High Low Temperatures are Thursday’s highs Day and Thursday night’s lows. Thurs. 8:35 a 2:18 a 9:06 p 3:08 p Fri. 9:26 a 3:14 a 10:01 p 3:59 p Sat. 10:20 a 4:14 a 11:00 p 4:52 p Sun. 11:16 a 5:19 a —- 5:47 p Mon. 12:02 a 6:27 a 12:16 p 6:43 p Tues. 1:05 a 7:36 a 1:20 p 7:38 p Wed. 2:07 a 8:41 a 2:25 p 8:34 p

Apogee and Perigee

Perigee Apogee Perigee Apogee

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Moon Rise Thursday . . . . . . . .none Friday . . . . . .12:07 a.m. Saturday . . . .12:36 a.m. Sunday . . . . . .1:02 a.m. Monday . . . . .1:26 a.m. Tuesday . . . . .1:52 a.m. Wednesday . . .2:19 a.m.

First July 3

Set . .9:31 a.m. .10:46 a.m. .11:59 a.m. . .1:10 p.m. . .2:20 p.m. . .3:31 p.m. . .4:43 p.m.

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SEAFORD 78/57 Blades 78/57

Rehoboth Beach 77/59 Georgetown 79/59 Concord 78/57 Laurel 79/58 Delmar 79/58

Millsboro 79/59

Bethany Beach 76/61 Fenwick Island 77/59

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Adam Gaull

Donna Palmer


Looking For New owner! Unique contemporary style 4 BR, 2.5 bath home nestled on beautiful cleared/wooded 6 acres of land in Laurel. Home features kit./dining room combo, att. 2 car garage, and the lots has its own well & LPP septic. $299,900. (MLS#535526)

Very Cute 3 BR, 2 Bath Home featuring a master BR w/full bathroom! Rear deck, partial fencing, storage shed incl. & more. In move-in condition! $3,000 towards buyers closing costs! $179,000. (MLS#533009)


Quality New Construction! this 3 BR, 2 bath home sits on 3.39 acres. Come sit on your back deck or front porch & just enjoy the scenery. Oversized 26x29 2-car garage. Attic can be finished off to add an add’l. 800 sq. ft. $269,900. (MLS#536234)

Chris Barry Spedden Benjamin

Charming Remodeled 4 BR, 2 Bath Home with historical attributes. Built in 1911 by Quakers, there’s a book that talks about this home. Owner also has picture of home as a general store. There’s also a barn that was built by the Quakers. This home has numerous outbldgs & sheds. $265,000. (MLS#536486) Come Live In NEW LISTING The Historic Village of Woodland, home of the oldest cable drawn ferry in the U.S. This 2 BR 1 bath home will make a great weekend retreat or a place to retire for peace & quiet, and just sit back & watch the boats go by. Hunting, fishing, & golf are all close by. $275,000. (MLS#536206)



Just Pack Your Bags! This 3 BR, 2 bath, 1650 sq. ft. Ranch has all you need. Vaulted ceiling, lg. master BR, recessed lights, finished garage, entire home water system, wired sec. sys., sump pump in crawl space, beautiful landscaping & much more. $263,900. (MLS#535284)

Just Listed in John Char Estates! 4 BR (could be 5) & 2.5 bath Contemporary home in exc. cond. Lovely yard & partially fenced in back yard, insulated Andersen windows, paved drive. A must see! $349,900. (MLS#534148)


Extra Large Lot in Nanticoke Acres! Well kept 3 BR, 2.5 bath home with recently revamped kit. This home also features LR, DR, fam. rm., scr.-in porch & full bsmt. Also a wood burning fireplace w/glass doors in the LR, perfect for warming up at night! A must see! $289,500. (MLS#531907)


Don’t let this one get away! Immaculate home ina great neighborhood that shines w/pride of ownership. Int. features fresh paint, new hardwood flrs., & spacious kit. New AC unit & garage doors. Custom stamped cement patio, perfect starter or retirement home. $239,900. (MLS#531606)

Sandy Hughes

Tom Knopp


Move In Condition! Charming Rancher, 3 BR, 2 bath Rancher is on a landscaped corner lot. Freshly painted, heated sunroom, deck & a 14x30 shed w/elec. Agent is related to seller. $199,900. (MLS#536537)


Investment Alert! Rental income presently $1750/mo. Ground level unit has 3 BRs, 1 bath, LR, kit., fireplace. 2nd flr unit has 2 BRs, 1 bath, LR, kit., fireplace, 3rd flr. 2 BRs. Garage is fully insulated, could be converted to single family. $275,000. (MLS#536459)

Bobby Niblett


This is Truly a One-of-a-Kind Home with all the bells & whistles. The details in this house are amazing. 3200 sq. ft. of finished living space & over 1000 sq. ft. more potential space, custom moldings, cat 5 cable thru-out. Red oak flooring, surround sound speakers, wrought iron & red oak staircase. $650,000. (MLS#531631)


Beautiful Victorian Home or professional office in the heart of town renovations. Complete inside & out. Off street parking in city parking lot next to property. $245,000. (MLS#530223)

New Home with Town Convenience. Beautiful kitchen, 1st flr master suite w/walk-in closet. Concrete driveway, front porch, rear deck, & storage bldg. $245,000. (MLS#528368)

Here’s a Great Opportunity to own a consistent rental producing property. 1st flr. condominium featuring 2 BRs, 2 baths, master-bed w/full baths, LR, DR & kit! Call now, don’t miss out on this deal! $220,000. (MLS#528954)

June 15, 2006  
June 15, 2006  

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